Man, 25, Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Hit by Vehicle
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, February 8th
February 12, 2019- According to the California Highway Patrol, a young man suffered apparent life-threatening injuries last week after being struck while riding his bicycle.
Per San Francisco authorities, the collision occurred at roughly 8:05 p.m. on Visalia Road at Quince Avenue.
Reports indicate that the victim identified as a Oscar Cardoza, 25, had been riding in a marked crosswalk upon being struck by a 58-year-old woman.
Cardoza was quickly attended to by paramedics and rushed to a trauma center in serious condition, per the CHP.
Meanwhile, the woman who had been driving an SUV responsible for hitting the 25-year-old man was also injured to a minor degree and taken away by ambulance to a hospital with unknown injuries.
No further details have been made available at this time.
Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver will likely still be held liable as the child had been riding within the means of a marked crosswalk upon being hit. 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? 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, Oscar Cardoza will likely 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 Visalia 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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