Josue Carrasco, 14, Seriously Injured in Bike Crash at El Norte and Centre City
ESCONDIDO (September 28, 2018) – A teen bicyclist seriously injured after a traffic accident in the area of El Norte and Centre City parkways has been identified as Josue Carrasco, according to NBC San Diego.
The 14-year-old boy was a victim of a collision which occurred earlier this month, September 7 just before 11 p.m.
As per the article, Escondido police said Carrasco was riding a bicycle when for an unknown reason he was struck by a sedan near the intersection of El Norte and Centre City parkways.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the young rider pinned underneath the car with serious burns on his face, stomach and back.
Teen Bicyclist Hit by Car in Escondido, September 7
He was then freed from the vehicle and was flown to Rady Children’s Hospital then transferred to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest for treatment.
Carrasco reportedly underwent surgeries and will have more in the future for his recovery. A GoFundMe page has been created to help with his hospital bills and future medical needs.
Meanwhile, it was not specified in the report whether or not the driver of the vehicle involved stopped after hitting the cyclist. The investigation is ongoing.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the boy and his family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish him a swift and full recovery.
San Diego County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the bicycle and the sedan as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each party, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the bike and the car, and whether or not one of the individuals involved was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way person. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the bicycle and the vehicle, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the family members of Josue Carrasco will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Give our San Diego County personal injury lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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