Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle
An accident involving a vehicle and bicycle happened on Tuesday evening, August 17th in Grass Valley California.
The crash took place at the intersection of Brunswick Road and Loma Rica Drive at about 6:55 p.m.
A vehicle reportedly struck a bicyclist, however it is unclear what led to the accident.
The unidentified rider was rushed to a nearby hospital after sustaining major injuries.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
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.