Bicycle Accident on Santa Teresa Boulevard and Avenida Espana
A vehicle struck a bicyclist in San Jose Sunday night, resulting in major injuries.
The accident occurred on February 27th around 8:05 p.m.
It took place on Santa Teresa Boulevard and Avenida Espana under unclear circumstances.
The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a local hospital.
Their current condition is unknown.
In addition, the involved driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative.
An active investigation is underway to determine fault.
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.