UCI Student Seriously Injured In Bicycle Accident After Being Hit By White Toyota Used For Uber In Front of The University of California, Irvine Parking Lot
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (January 12, 2018) – Irvine police officers responded to the scene of a bicycle accident involving an Uber by Drive and Stanford Court that seriously injured a UCI student.
The victim is being described as a 20-year-old male who was found in the middle of the intersection a few feet away from his bicycle. He was taken to the OC Global Medical Center in order to receive treatment for serious injuries.
A video of the aftermath of the accident shows the bicycle laying in the middle of the road in front of the UCI Social Sciences Parking Structure. The white Toyota involved in the accident remained at the scene and is believed to belong to Uber.
An Uber logo can clearly be seen in the car’s windshield.
Liability In Uber Accidents
Uber drivers and those that work for other ride-share companies have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and yield the right of way to traffic as appropriate. According to the California Vehicle Code 21954, “Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
Unfortunately, it’s common to see vehicles speed out of the UCI Social Sciences Parking Structure. If an Uber driver is working at the time of an accident, then Uber may face civil liability for the crash. Bicycle accidents can leave victims with devastating injuries and high medical bills. Victim’s may be able to file a claim to gain access to the Uber’s $1,000,000 insurance policy. An Uber accident lawyer can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After an Uber Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the UCI student injured in this bicycle accident on Campus Drive. We have UCI alumni on staff. It pains us to see one of our own be seriously injured in this way. There needs to be a thorough investigation into the Uber driver and all of the factors that led up to this crash. The UCI Social Sciences Parking Structure has a number of drivers that speed into and out of it. The University needs to put in place safety measures to help prevent additional accidents like this.
If you of someone that you love has been injured in an Uber accident or bicycle accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to making sure that our clients are taken care of after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.