Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Crash on Highway 12 at Boas Drive
SANTA ROSA (November 7, 2018) – A bicyclist was seriously injured after a traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 12 and Boas Drive Wednesday, according to The Press Democrat.
The accident took place at about 5:09 pm., west of Calistoga Road.
As per the article, police said a man was riding a bicycle south across four lanes of traffic on Highway 12 at Boas Drive when he was struck by a vehicle.
Man on Bike Hit by Car in Santa Rosa, Nov 7
The driver, 50-year-old Citrus Heights resident Oleksandr Kachan, reportedly failed to notice the cyclist and collided with him.
Police affirmed that the rider was then transported to a local hospital to be treated for major injuries that were considered as non-life-threatening. His name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, Kachan stopped after the crash and cooperated with the authorities. The investigation is ongoing.
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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 what 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.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, 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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