Bicyclist Hit and Badly Injured by Vehicle on Santa Clara Street
LOCATION: San Jose
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, November 3rd
November 3, 2018 – One person was seriously injured in a traffic collision on Santa Clara Street Saturday morning, according to the Mercury News.
Primary reports indicated a man was riding a bicycle in the area when, for unknown reasons, he was struck by a 2018 white Ford pick-up truck.
Major Injury Bicycle Accident Saturday in San Jose
Shortly after 11 a.m., medical teams rushed to the crash site and immediately rendered aid to the bicyclist who appeared to be seriously hurt. As per the article, the man was transported to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Meanwhile, officials mentioned the Ford driver remained at the location and cooperated with the police. E. Santa Clara Street between North 2nd and North 3rd streets were reportedly closed following the accident to give way to the investigation.
Liability in the collision is still being determined.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of both the bicycle and the 2018 white Ford pick-up truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the victim will be granted the right to a personal injury claim, and to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future income due to work absence from injury.
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