Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle, Hospitalized
WEAVERVILLE, TRINITY COUNTY (September 6, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a bicyclist or possible motorcyclist was struck and injured following an accident this afternoon on Court Street.
Authorities were called to the scene after the collision which transpired at 12:08 p.m. precisely.
Upon their arrival, authorities revealed that the victim was on their knees in noticeable pain requiring the assistance of emergency personnel which arrived a short while later.
The victim who was not identified was eventually taken to a nearby Trinity County medical center in unknown condition.
No details were provided on the driver or vehicle involved nor in regards to the sequence of events that took place leading up to the accident.
As of 12:30 p.m., CHP remained present at the scene.
Trinity County Bicycle Accident Lawyer
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 Trinity County 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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