Bicyclist Hit and Injured by Vehicle
A Wednesday morning bicycle accident ended in major injuries on November 3rd in North Hollywood.
According to reports, the bicyclist was riding westbound on Sherman Way when a pickup truck struck them.
The accident took place at 4:49 a.m.
Due to the impact, the rider was left critically injured and transported to Holy Cross Medical Center.
It was also reported that the bicyclist did not have lights which prevented visibility on the roadway.
The involved driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene and they did not sustain any injuries.
An active investigation is underway.
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.