Bicycle Crash on Kennedy and Park Victoria Drive
A 16-year-old bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in Milpitas, California last Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred on April 8th at the intersection of Kennedy and Park Victoria Drive.
Per reports, the teenager stopped at the stop sign and proceeded forward.
Another driver, however, struck the teen around 8 a.m.
First responders rushed the rider to the hospital with serious injuries.
The involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
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.