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SAN DIEGO: Police Officer Involved In Pacific Highway Bicycle Accident That Left 58-Year-Old Man Injured By Laurel Street


Oct 20, 2018

Pacific Highway Bicycle Accident: San Diego Harbor Police vehicle Involved In Car Accident That Injured Cyclist By Laurel Street  

 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 20, 2018) A 58-year-old man was seriously injured in a Pacific Highway bicycle accident when a San Diego Harbor police officer hit him.

San Diego authorities are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 a.m. by West Laurel Street and Pacific Highway. The victim was transported to a hospital in order to be treated for his injuries.

There is an ongoing investigation into what may have caused the  Pacific Highway bicycle accident in San Diego. Anyone that may have knowledge about what happened should reach out to the San Diego Police Department.

The police officer involved is not believed to have been injured.

Staying Safe As A Bicyclist

Riding a bicycle is a common form of exercise and transportation for millions of people across the United States. But the lack of protection that bicycles provide can leave victims with serious injuries in the event of an accident. The majority of bicycle accidents happen between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Riders should use extra caution during this time. It is always a good idea to wear a helmet and to make sure that you are well illuminated as a rider. There are many affordable lighting solutions to help keep cyclists safe. Bicycle accident injuries can be extremely costly. Victims often have high medical bills and may be forced to miss work. A bicycle accident attorney can take steps to help you get compensation for your injuries including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Liability In Bicycle Accidents Involving Police Officers

Depending on the facts of the case, the police officer that hit the 58-year-old victim in San Diego may face civil liability. Police officers must exercise due care as they are driving and are held to a high standard. Generally speaking,  police officers have immunity from suit when they are chasing a suspect and involved in a crash. Moreover, if a police vehicle is responding to an emergency they may also be immune from suit, provided that they have their lights and sirens on. When a police officer fails to put their lights and sirens on during an emergency they will typically be exposed to liability if they are involved in an accidents. Lights and sirens are important because they give other vehicles a warning about their presence. There is a statute of limitations to file a claim after a bicycle accident, so it’s important that victims act quickly.

Getting Help From A Bicycle Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the man was injured in the Pacific Highway bicycle accident. Police officers must exercise caution as they are going about their duties. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened. It is our sincere hope that this incident is investigated thoroughly.

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a San Diego bicycle accident you may be entitled to financial compensation. The personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to take care of you. We have recovered over 1 billion for our deserving clients and will fight hard to get you everything you deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. Call today for a risk free consultation (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Patch News Partner. San Diego Harbor Police Vehicle Collides With Bicycle. October 20, 2018

  2. NHTSA. Traffic Safety Facts. 2016

  3. FindLaw. Bicycle Accidents. 2018

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