Scooter Rider Injured In Accident After Being Hit By Wrong Way Bicyclist By Bayfront Boardwalk and Ocean Front Walk In Mission Beach
MISSION BEACH, CALIFORNIA (April 17, 2019) – A 55-year-old bicyclist and a scooter rider were both injured following an accident on the Boardwalk.
San Diego police are saying that the crash took place around 4:40 p.m. The bicyclist was riding the wrong way on the boardwalk.
The scooter rider saw the man and steered to avoid the collision, but the bicyclist steered in the same direction and both collided with one another. The man on the mountain bike sustained major injuries including a broken back.
The rider of the Lime scooter sustained more moderate injuries. This is the third serious scooter accident on the boardwalk in the past month alone.
Liability In Scooter Accidents
As companies like Lime and Bird have gained popularity so to have the number of scooter accidents. This has been particularly problematic for the boardwalk and mission beach. A number of riders have been seriously injured at this busy location. Pedestrians may face liability for walking into scooter riders, but cities may face civil liability as well.
According to California Government Code 835, a city or municipality could face civil liability for an accident. For example, a city may be liable for an accident caused by a dangerous condition on public property. Potholes can easily throw scooter riders off and cause serious injuries. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Scooter Accident
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a scooter accident? 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. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if the successfully resolve your case. Whether you need help after an accident or just have questions we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.