Merced Bicycle Accident: 13-Year-Old Boy Injured In Merced Bicycle Accident With Car By Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road
MERCED, CALIFORNIA (September 19, 2019) – A 13-year-old boy was injured in a car accident while riding a bicycle near the intersection of Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road.
Merced police are saying that the accident took place around 8:30 a.m. The victim was in the crosswalk when they were hit by a Toyota Tacoma making a right turn.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. He had to be airlifted to the Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County in order to receive treatment for a major head injury.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and keep an eye out for pedestrians. 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.” Drivers that hit pedestrians while turning are likely to be found at fault.
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Pedestrian accident injuries can often be extremely serious and costly. A pedestrian accident attorney can investigate the circumstances of the crash free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Merced police department. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent accidents like this in the future.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a bicycle accident? You may have recourse under the law. There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. you can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.