Bicyclist, 26, Injured in Merced Crash on G Street Wednesday
MERCED (November 1, 2018) – A bicyclist was hospitalized after a traffic collision in the area of G Street and Mercy Avenue on Wednesday morning, according to The Merced Sun Star.
The accident was reported at 8:31 a.m. near Mercy Medical Center
Police said a 26-year-old woman was riding a bicycle north when she was struck by a vehicle on G Street, south of the intersection with Mercy Avenue.
As per the article, the female driver of the car involved was headed north on G Street when for an unknown reason she made a lane change across a designated bicycle lane.
Woman on Bike Hit by Car in Merced, Oct 31
The motorist reportedly failed to see the cyclist and hit her. The rider was found suffering from head trauma, but she was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived.
Police affirmed that the victim was then taken to a Modesto area hospital to be treated for head injuries. Her name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of the bicycle and the vehicle, 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.
The bicycle rider may 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.
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