Bicyclist Hit & Injured by Vehicle on Marconi Avenue
A vehicle struck a bicyclist in Carmichael, CA on Wednesday evening, resulting in minor injuries.
The collision occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on January 12th within the 5018 block of Marconi Avenue near Westwood Lane.
At this time it is unclear what caused the accident; however, the cyclist was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
Their name, gender and current condition has yet to be disclosed.
Police also shut down a stretch of Marconi Avenue for a period of time following the incident.
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.