Teen Hurt in Collision on Sixth Street and Xenia Avenue
Critical injuries were sustained in a bicycle accident in Beaumont on Monday morning.
The incident took place around 6:20 a.m. on March 22nd.
According to reports, a teen bicyclist was riding at Sixth Street and Xenia Avenue when they were hit by a car.
Paramedics rushed the teen to a local hospital for treatment.
The involved driver also stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
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.