Davis Bjornstrom Glen Allen: Davis Bjornstrom From Santa Rosa Injured In Glen Ellen Bicycle Accident With Pickup Truck By London Ranch Road and Chauvet Road
GLEN ALLEN, CALIFORNIA (January 25, 2019) – A man from Santa Rosa identified as Davis Bjornstrom sustained major injuries after he was hit by a pickup truck while riding a bicycle near the intersection of London Ranch Road and Chauvet Road.
Glen Allen police are saying that the car accident took place around 4:50 p.m.on Friday. A 54-year-old man was heading down the road in a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 when he hit the victim.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help Davis Bjornstrom. There is an ongoing investigation into what may have cause the accident.
The driver of the pickup remained at the scene while Davis Bjornstrom was taken to the hospital.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
Every driver has to respect the space of bicyclists and take measures to prevent 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 driver that fails to yield the right of way to bicyclists or otherwise causes an accident may face civil liability. But in many situations, a driver may not be the only entity at fault. A city may face civil liability for a crash if it was caused by a dangerous condition on public property. For example, a road or intersection may be dangerous if it lacks adequate signs or has an obstructed line of sight.
Any person that is injured in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Victims of bicycle accidents often suffer from catastrophic injuries and are left with high medical bills. Here are just a few of the common injuries that come with bicycle accidents:
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Bone fractures
Damages in a civil claim can help victims recover money for their medical bills and lost wages. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Davis Bjornstrom as he continues to recover from this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that city officials will examine this intersection and see if any steps could be made to make it safer. Roads with protected bicycle lanes are extremely effective at keeping bicyclists safe.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a bicycle accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer questions that you may have about your rights. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims are treated fairly and negligent drivers are held to account. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.