Fresno, CA ) August 30, 2023) A bicyclist was injured after a vehicle hit him in Fresno on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fresno Police Department. The accident happened a little before 4:00 p.m. at Palm Avenue and Shaw Avenue.
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A bicyclist in his 30s was riding southbound on Palm Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Diana Trueba Vega said that a green, four-door SUV struck the bicyclist. The collision knocked the biker off his bike and his head hit the concrete, causing an injury to his head. It isn’t known at this time if he was wearing a helmet or not. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment.
The driver of the green SUV didn’t stop and left the scene. Authorities are searching for the person responsible. This accident is being investigated.
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 Bicycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the bicyclist injured in this collision. 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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