Countrywood Shopping Center Bicycle Accident: Bicyclist Critically Injured In Walnut Creek Car Accident Near Countrywood Shopping Center On Bancroft Road
WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA (August 29, 2019) – A bicyclist was critically injured in a car accident along Bancroft Road not far from the Countrywood Shopping Mall.
Walnut Creek police are saying that the accident took place around 11:35 p.m. A man in his 20’s was riding along a bike trail crossing on Bancroft Road when he was hit by a vehicle.
The victim was thrown from his bicycle and sustained major injuries. He was transported by ambulance to the John Muir Medial Center where he remains in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle stopped and copperplate with authorities after the accident.
Liability In Bicycle Accidents
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