Bicyclist injured in San Jacinto accident on Cottonwood Avenue and Sandalwood Street
SAN JACINTO, CA (November 2, 2022) – A bicyclist was struck and injured in San Jacinto by a car today while riding through an intersection, prompting a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation.
The collision happened around 11 a.m. at Cottonwood Avenue and Sandalwood Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
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An engine crew was passing the location just about the time of impact and immediately stopped to render medical aid, according to officials at the scene.
The motorist, who was not hurt, remained at the scene. It was not immediately known whether the motorist was arrested.
Officials said paramedics treated the bicyclist for unspecified injuries, but the man, whose identity was not disclosed, declined to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the circumstances of the accident.
Liability In San Jacinto 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 the Bicyclist Injured in San Jacinto
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Julius Cunanan. 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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