Bicyclist, 20, Seriously Injured in Irvine Crash at Campus and Stanford
IRVINE (January 11, 2019) – A bicyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision in the area of Campus Drive and Stanford Court Friday morning, according to On Scene TV.
The accident took place at around 9:09 a.m. near University of California, Irvine.
As per the report, officials said a 20-year-old man was riding a bicycle when for an unknown reason he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Campus Drive and Stanford Court.
The car involved, described as white Toyota sedan with ride-share livery, was apparently leaving the UCI Social Sciences Parking Structure when it hit the cyclist.
UCI Student Riding Bike Hit by Car in Irvine, Jan 11
Fire department personnel along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the rider liying in the intersection several feet away from his bike.
The man, a UCI student, was then transported to OC Global Medical Center to be treated for major injuries. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, officers affirmed that the driver of the Toyota stopped after the crash and cooperated with the authorities.
All lanes of Campus Drive were forced to shut down between Bridge Road and Berkeley Avenue for approximately six hours following the wreck. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the Toyota sedan, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or did not yield to the right of way party. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the car and the bicycle as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the UCI student bicyclist may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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