Vehicle Hits & Injures Cyclist at Todd Road and Santa Rosa Avenue
A vehicle hit a bicyclist at the intersection of Todd Road and Santa Rosa Avenue on Saturday evening.
The incident took place in Santa Rosa on January 22nd around 8:45 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle struck the bicyclist for reasons unknown near Highway 101.
Paramedics transported the unidentified rider to the Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries.
Police also shut down the area for a period of time following the accident.
Investigators are actively working to determine the cause of the crash.
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.