Pearblossom Bicycle Accident Injured Woman On Angeles Crest Highway By Mount Wilson Road
PEARBLOSSOM, CALIFORNIA (September 3, 2019) – A woman was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on the Angeles Crest Highway by Mount Wilson Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the car accident took place not far from Mile Marker 38.5. For reasons that remain under investigation, a car struck the woman while she was riding.
The victim was ejected from her bicycle and had to be airlifted to a local hospital. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident at this time.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
According to the People Powered Movement, “Statistics show that while the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining, the number of fatal bike accidents is on the rise. In 2015, there were 45,000 reported bicycle accidents in the United States, down from 50,000 reported accidents in the prior year. However, the number of fatal accidents increased by more than 12 percent during this same time.” Bicycle accidents tend to happen when drivers are:
Drivers are supposed to keep an eye out for pedestrians and bicyclists even when they are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” Victims of bicycle accidents are often left with very serious and costly injuries including:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
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 medical bills, lost wages and main and suffering. Many victims will not even be fully aware of the extent of their injuries until several months after an accident. The smart thing to do after an accident is to contact a personal injury attorney and have them evaluate your case free of cost. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a bicycle accident. You may be entitled to financial compensation for all of your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident are are of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. 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.