Fresno, CA (September 22, 2023) A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and injured on Wednesday evening. The California Highway Patrol said that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene, but later returned.
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It happened near Kings Canyon and Clovis in Fresno. The California Highway Patrol was called to the scene on Wednesday evening to find that a bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle. The driver of the car had fled the scene following the accident.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the bicyclist to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries, but they are expected to make a full recovery.
The driver who fled, eventually returned to the scene. Officers do not believe drugs and alcohol were a factor in this collision, but it remains under investigation.
Liability In Fresno Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and other pedestrians. 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, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Fresno County Bicycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the bicyclist injured in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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