Bicyclist Injured In Newhall Car Accident On Via Pacifica Near Wiley Canyon Road
NEWHALL, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2019) – A bicycle rider was injured in a car accident on Via Pacifica not far from Wiley Canyon Road.
Newhall police are saying that the accident took place around 8:45 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a car struck the bicyclist as it was backing out of a driveway.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The victim was taken to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
Drivers are supposed to check their mirrors and blind spots before backing up. There is simply no excuse to hit a pedestrian or bicyclist while driving in reverse. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” Victims of pedestrian accidents are typically able to collect damages through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a bicycle accident? You may have legal recourse. Even if the at-fault driver does not have insurance you may have legal recourse through Prop 213. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.