Bike Accident on Sky Parkway Leaves Rider Injured
A vehicle hit a bicyclist in Sacramento on Tuesday evening, resulting in major injuries.
The incident occurred on Sky Parkway just before 7 p.m. on February 8th.
Per CHP, it is unclear at this time what caused the collision.
The bicyclist suffered major injuries as a result and was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities shut down a portion of Sky Parkway for a period of time following the accident for investigation purposes.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.