Bicyclist Injured In Santa Maria Car Accident By West Main Street and Benwiley Street
SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2019) – A bicyclist was seriously injured in a car accident by the intersection of West Main Street and Benwiley Street.
Santa Maria police are saying that the accident took place around 5:30 p.m. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the pedestrian.
The victim had to be taken to the hospital via helicopter with serious injuries. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
Drivers have a legal responsibility 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.” Any person that is injured in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
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