Bicyclist Injured In Oxnard Hit-And-Run Car Accident By C Street and Rincon Way
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA (October 15, 2019) – A bicyclist was injured in a car accident that took place on C Street by Rincon Way.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident first took place around 12:11 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation one driver hit the bicyclist as he was turning onto Rincon Way.
The bicyclist became pinned underneath the car but the driver kept going and fled the scene. Paramedics were called and assisted the bicyclist who was then taken to the hospital.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
Drivers are supposed to keep an eye out for bicyclists and take measures to avoid hitting them. 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 bicycle accidents may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
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