Female Bicyclist Seriously Injured In El Cajon Car Accident On Cuyamaca Street
EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA (March 24, 2019) – A woman was seriously injured in a car accident on Cuyamaca Street after being hit by an SUV.
El Cajon police are saying that the woman was riding in a southerly direction at the time of the accident. Officers and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident around 6:25 p.m.
Officers found the woman unresponsive in the street and transported her to the hospital with major injuries. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to yield the right of way to bicyclists and pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.”
Victims of bicycle accidents may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Most victims may not even be fully aware of the extend of their injuries until many months after an accident. A bicycle accident attorney can take steps to make sure that your rights are protected and that your are compensated for your injuries.
Getting Help After A Bicycle Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation. A personal injury attorney can take on your case free of cost and work to make sure your medical and financial needs are being met. Whether you’re thinking about getting legal aid or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.