Bicyclist Injured Following Collision with Vehicle

A bicyclist and vehicle collided on Tuesday morning in Livingston on September 7th. 

The crash reportedly took place on Vinewood Avenue around 7:20 a.m. and resulted in major injuries. 

According to reports, a Ford F-750 two-axle truck was heading eastbound when it clipped a bicyclist. 

Additionally, the truck was driven by 45-year-old Lane Johnson and the bicyclist was an unidentified 14-year-old boy. 

As a result of the impact, the boy was ejected from the bike and sustained major injuries. He was then airlifted to the Valley Children’s Hospital for treatment. 

CHP also reported that Johnson remained at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities. 

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.

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