Bicyclist Was Hit At An Intersection on August 11th in San Jose.
The accident occurred at McKean Road and Timothy Lane at about 4:15 p.m.
Per California Highway Patrol reports, a white sedan hit the bicyclist for reasons that are unknown at this time.
Both parties have yet to be identified.
The bicyclist sustained only minor injuries.
As a result of the accident, the intersection was also closed off for a period of time.
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.
Other things that factor into these accidents are road conditions and driving at night. Majority of bicycle and vehicle accidents are likely to happen when it is dark outside.
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.