Bicyclist Injures Head in Collision With Vehicle
SANTA BARBARA (January 11, 2019)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a bicyclist suffered injuries following a collision with a vehicle this afternoon at or near the crossroads of Painted Cave Road and Highway 154 also known as San Marcos Pass Road.
At roughly 1:46 p.m., authorities responded to the scene of the collision site.
Upon arrival, officials described a male bicyclist laying on the side of the road with an apparent head injury who had been struck by the driver of a light-colored pickup truck whose driver remained present.
The victim was attended to and treated by paramedics before being taken away via ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Details in regards to the cause of the collision itself are unclear at this time while CHP remains present at the scene as of 1:47 p.m.
Santa Barbara Personal Injury Accident Attorney
Based on this news report, the driver may be held liable to after hitting the victim from behind. 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? Was the bicyclist riding in a bike lane? Was the bicyclist riding in the middle of the road? 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, the bicyclist may 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 Santa Barbara 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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