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IRVINE: UCI Student Injured In Bicycle Accident Involving Uber On Campus Drive Near Campus Drive and Stanford Court By Parking Structure


Jan 13, 2019

UCI Bicycle Accident Seriously Injured 20-Year-Old Male Student By Campus Drive and Stanford Court In Front Of Social Sciences Parking Structure

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (January 11, 2018) – A 20-year-old University of California, Irvine (UCI) student was seriously injured after being knocked off his bicycle by an Uber leaving the parking structure. 

The bicycle accident took place around 9:00 a.m. by Campus Drive and Stanford Court. Witnesses are saying that the man was thrown from the bike into the street. 

A video of the investigation of the bicycle accident shows major front end damage to the hood and windshield of the white Toyota, Corolla Uber. The 20-year-old UCI student was taken to the OC Global Medical Center. 

Police spent a while investigating the accident which happened in front of the UCI School of Social Sciences parking structure. The identity of the student injured in the Uber accident remains unknown at this time. 

Liability In Uber Accidents

Uber is part of the larger “sharing economy.” In the matter of just a few years it has become an essential means of transportation for millions of people. But this hasn’t come without its own costs. Thousands of people are seriously injured in Uber accidents every year. Depending on the facts of any case a victim may be able to file a claim for damages if they were injured.  

Coverage limits vary by state. Generally speaking, if an Uber driver causes an accident on their way to pick up a rider or during a trip, there is $1,000,000 worth of liability coverage. If an accident happened while an Uber driver was waiting for a request, there is $100,000 worth of coverage per accident for bodily injury. An Uber accident attorney can investigate your claim and let you know how much you may be entitled to. 

Getting Help After A Bicycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the UCI student that was seriously injured in this bicycle accident on Campus Drive. The Irvine PD should conduct a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim. Any witnesses should reach out to investigators for the sake of all of those that have been affected. Hopefully measures will be put in place to prevent additional accidents. It’s not uncommon for drivers to speed into and out of the UCI parking structures. 

Have you or someone that you love been injured in a bicycle accident by the University of California, Irvine? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys can answer any questions that you have about your rights. Whether you just have questions or need a free investigation into your accident we are here to take care of you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at  (888) 888-9285.

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