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UPDATE: Kastner Intermediate School Student Injured In Fresno Bicycle Accident

Sep 15, 2019

Kastner Intermediate School Student Injured In Fresno Bicycle Accident

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2019) – A student at Kastner Intermediate School was injured in a car accident while he was riding a bicycle to school. 

Clovis police officials are saying that the student received injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver that hit the student remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. 

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash. An investigation into the Clovis bicycle accident that injured the Kastner Intermediate School student remains ongoing. 

Liability In Bicycle Accidents

Children and elderly people remain at the greatest risk in pedestrian accidents. According to one report from CBS news, “A study, published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, found that more than 2.2 million children ages 5 to 17 were treated in U.S. emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries from 2006 to 2015. That equates to more than 600 cases per day, or 25 every hour.” Most bicycle accidents tend to happen when drivers are:

  • Distracted
  • Intoxicated
  • Fatigued 
  • Speeding

All drivers in California have a legal responsibility to keep an eye for bicyclists and 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. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal rights are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can help you get the medical and financial support that you deserve. 

Getting Help After A Bicycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the Kastner Intermediate School student injured in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Clovis police department. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent more accidents like this.

Have you or someone that you care about 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 any 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. 

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