2 Juvenile Bicyclists Injured in Hit-and-Run at Cottle and El Molino
SAN JOSE (September 3, 2018) – Two young bicyclists were injured after an alleged hit-and-run crash at Cottle Road and El Molino Way last week Monday, according to The Mercury News and ABC 7 News.
The accident was reported on August 27 at around 3 p.m. in the intersection.
As per the article, San Jose police said a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year old boy were riding their bikes south on the sidewalk along Cottle Road approaching El Molino Way when they were struck by a vehicle.
The car, described as a newer-model white 4-door Honda Civic, was headed west on El Molino when its driver rolled through the stop sign, attempted to turn right and then hit the juvenile cyclists.
Children on Bikes Hit by Car in San Jose, August 27
The children, who were wearing safety helmets at the time, were thrown off their bicycles as a result of the collision. The girl sustained a concussion while the boy suffered a broken wrist. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the motorist involved backed up and stopped briefly after hitting the juvenile riders but ultimately sped south on Cottle.
Anyone with information about the collision can contact the SJPD traffic investigations unit at 408-277-4654 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP or online at svcrimestoppers.org.
Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the Honda Civic will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the injuries of the young bicyclists involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision hurt other innocent individuals.
In this case, the family members of the girl and the boy will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party who has evidently neglected the safety of others on the road. Victims of hit-and-run crashes will be entitled to a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced personal injury lawyer and let us obtain the justice you deserve.