Reedley, CA (May 18, 2023) A bicycle accident occurred at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Justine Avenue in Reedley on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in injuries to a teenage boy.
The incident took place at approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 17. According to the Reedley Police Department, a white truck was traveling in the westbound direction on Springfield Avenue when the driver scraped against a parked vehicle, swerved, and then over-corrected. As a result, the truck flipped twice and collided with the teenager riding the bicycle.
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The teenage victim was struck while on the sidewalk. The severity of their injuries is currently unknown, but they were airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
Authorities confirm that the driver of the truck remained uninjured and remained at the scene, cooperating with the police investigation.
The crash is currently being investigated, and there is no indication of drugs or alcohol playing a role in the incident.
As drivers, it is crucial to maintain awareness of our surroundings at all times. Adhering to traffic regulations, obeying road signs, and being vigilant for bicyclists on the road are essential. Practicing defensive driving techniques can help prevent unforeseen accidents on the road.
Liability In 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 Reedley, CA
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the bicyclist who was injured in this Reedley, CA 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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