Bicyclist Hit and Injured by Car at K and 6th Streets
LOS BANOS (June 8, 2018) – A 69-year-old man was injured following a bicycle accident in the area of K and 6th streets Tuesday morning, according to Merced Sun-Star.
As per the article, the elderly was riding a bicycle and crossing the intersection at about 10:41 a.m. At the same time, a gray Nissan Sentra also drove into the intersection and collided into the bicyclist.
Elderly Injured in Los Banos Bicycle Accident
The incident resulted in minor injuries to the elderly, who was reportedly taken to a hospital as a precaution. The identity of the patient, and his condition at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the collision, investigators said. Detectives continue to determine the exact cause of the accident.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the Los Banos Police Department at 209-827-707.
Car and Bicycle Accident Lawyer
A forensic examination of the Nissan Sentra and the bicycle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the 69-year-old bicyclist may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar accident are entitled to seek recompense for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a bicycle accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced car and bicycle accident lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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