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Bicycle Accident Lawsuits: 9 Frequently Asked Questions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), despite the government’s best efforts, bicycle accidents are on the rise. In 2018 alone, 857 bicyclists were killed in road accidents in the US.

Bicyclist Injured in 12th Street Collision 

A bicycle rider was injured in an accident that occurred on December 10 along 12th Street, near I Street. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the site around 8:18 p.m., along with officers of the Sacramento Police Department. They discovered a bicycle rider on the ground with his belongings scattered along the railroad tracks. The driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and was cooperating with police in their investigation. The bicycle rider was taken to a nearby hospital. However, the condition of that person has not been disclosed. Because of the collision, the Blue Line was shut down, backing up the trains and interfering with traffic for awhile. Police are actively investigating the accident to determine fault. 

Bicycle Tire Accidents

A bicycle tire accident can happen at any time, so it is important to be prepared. Unfortunately, bicycle tire accidents are frequently overlooked. When most people think about bicycle accidents, they think about losing their balance, striking an object in the middle of the road, or even getting struck by a motor vehicle. Few people think about their own tires leading to an accident; however, these types of incidents can actually lead to serious injuries.

Stop Sign Bicycle Accidents 

Safety should always come first while riding a bike. It is essential to take a look at why accidents happen. An accident can happen at any time, and those involving bicycles can lead to severe injuries. Various types of bicycle accidents can include objects, other vehicles, turning collisions, and even equipment problems. Out of all of these accidents, those involving stop signs are the most common.

Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured in Sacramento Collision 

A bicycle rider suffered serious injuries when she was struck by an SUV on October 22 at the intersection in front of Land Park. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department responded to the call of an injured bicycle rider around 7:40 in the morning along Sutterville Road and Mead Road. The rider was reported to be a 12-year-old female who was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. The juvenile is listed in stable but critical condition. The driver of the SUV, a 17-year-old, remained at the scene of the accident and was cooperating with the investigators.

Bicyclist Injury Occurs in Traffic Accident in Fair Oaks

A bicyclist was injured in an October 8 accident in Fair Oaks along southbound Fair Oaks Boulevard when a motor vehicle crashed into a number of bicycles. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the accident happened just south of Sunrise East Way just before 1:00 in the afternoon. Emergency medical personnel were summoned to the site for reported injuries. One rider was said to be prone in the roadway. The bicyclist injury accident is being investigated by the CHP to determine the cause and assign fault.

Sanger Man Killed in Fresno County Bicycle Accident

A Sanger man was killed in a Fresno County bicycle accident on the morning of August 13, 2019. The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at McKinley Avenue and Temperance Avenue, just outside Clovis and Fresno city limits. A 17-year-old student of Clovis East High School was driving a Toyota minivan with four classmates. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered onto the right shoulder of McKinley Avenue and collided with a man who was riding his bike in the area. The impact of the collision propelled the man from the bicycle. First responders transported him to Community Regional Medical Center. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has identified the cyclist as 56-year-old Jack Viriyavong of Sanger. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Mr. Viriyavong in their time of grief and loss.

Head Trauma in a North Highlands Bicycle Accident

A North Highlands bicyclist suffered serious head trauma on August 4 after being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. Police reported that the accident happened shortly before 5:00 in the afternoon at the intersection of Auburn Boulevard and College Oak Drive. The injured bicycle rider was transported to a hospital nearby for treatment and further evaluation. Police reported that the rider appeared to be between the ages of 16 and 20. The driver that was involved in the collision with the cyclist remained at the scene of the crash and cooperated with local police in their investigation of the incident.

Bicyclist Injured in Foothill Farms Accident

A bicyclist suffered a major injury in North Sacramento on July 12th following a crash with a minivan. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision occurred in the Foothill Farms area shortly after 12:00 p.m. at the intersection of Roseville Road and Elkhorn Boulevard. Heavy traffic made it difficult for first responders and police to arrive at the scene, and the northbound lanes of Roseville Road were blocked due to the accident. At the time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. The bicycle rider was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and further evaluation.