Bicyclist Hit From Behind by Driver
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, August 9th
August 9, 2018- According to the Fresno Bee, a bicyclist suffered major injuries after being hit from behind by a vehicle last night on Jensen Avenue at precisely 9:25 p.m.
California Highway Patrol officials were the responding agency arriving on scene where a 2010 Mazda driven by Shirley Coon, 69, of Sanger, had struck an unidentified bicyclist traveling eastbound on Jensen.
The victim had apparently been hauling a trailer attached to the bike and did not have any reflective gear on for the driver to see the rider before colliding into the cyclist’s rear.
Victim Taken to Community Regional Medical Center
The unidentified victim who gender and age are also still unknown sustained serious injuries and was quickly transported to CommunityRegional Medical Center.
Meanwhile, the involved motorist stayed on scene and was cooperative with CHP police.
No further details have been provided as liability is being investigated at this time.
Fresno Personal Injury Accident Attorney
Based on this news report, it appears that although the bicyclist did not have any lighting or reflective gear, the driver will likely still be held liable to a certain degree after hitting the victim from behind. Authorities will look into other factors, however, such as whether or not the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver negligent in any other way? Was the bicyclist riding in a bike lane? Was the bicyclist riding in the middle of the road? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here to help figure out liability.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the bicyclist may be entitled to personal injury lawsuit against the driver pending the results of the investigation. If the driver is found responsible, the injured victim may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic accident and are looking for answers on what steps to take, contact our Fresno personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and let us assist you and your family in a time of need.
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