Bicyclist, 16, Injured in Simi Valley Accident at Sycamore and Cochran
SIMI VALLEY (May 22, 2018) – A bicyclist was critically injured after a traffic collision in the area of Sycamore Drive and Cochran Street on Monday evening, according to On Scene TV and Ventura County Star.
The accident was reported at 7:57 p.m.
As per the reports, Simi Valley police said a 16-year-old boy riding a bicycle was apparently attempting to cross the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle.
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Ventura County Star wrote that the teen suffered a leg injury and a minor head injury. However, On Scene TV reported that the rider was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical condition.
The exact extent of the injuries sustained by the cyclist and his name were not immediately released. The reports also did not specify whether or not the driver of the car involved stopped following the crash.
Meanwhile, Cochran Street east of Sycamore Drive was forced to be closed until about 9 p.m. as authorities conducted their investigation.
Ventura County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the liability in the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Who had the right of way? Did the driver of the car involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
Once the investigation process is over and it concludes that a party has been negligent and caused the injuries of the bicyclist, the victim has likely a right to pursue a claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a bicycle accident and you are seeking answers, contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Our experienced Ventura County personal injury lawyer will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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