Bicycle Crash on Isidora Lane
A vehicle struck a 13-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in Temecula Thursday morning.
The incident occurred around 8 a.m. on Isidora Lane.
Per CHP, the boy was riding on the sidewalk when a KIA SUV struck him as it was making a turn onto San Remo Drive.
The boy sustained minor injuries and was taken for medical treatment by his parents.
The involved driver also stopped at the scene and exchanged her name and phone number with the bicyclist.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Another issue that factors into bicycle and vehicle accidents is the fact that both parties are not fully aware of their rights/responsibilities on the road. Who has the right of way? Drivers are also not always knowledgeable of when to yield. When a driver fails to yield, more of these accidents are likely to occur.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.