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Hit-and-Run Accident Injures Bicyclist Near Stockton

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December 21, 2017
Edward Smith

Hit-and-Run Accident Injures Bicyclist Near Stockton

Bicyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident Near Stockton

A man was riding his bicycle in east Stockton early on Monday, December 18, 2017. The man was struck by an oncoming vehicle that left the area upon impact. Sadly, the victim was left behind at the scene to suffer from their injuries until officials and medical personnel arrived.

We hope and pray for a swift and complete recovery for the man who suffered harm in this senseless accident.

Accident Details

A 34-year-old man was bicycling northbound along Wilson Way near East Harding Way at approximately 4:30 am. At the same time, a black SUV also traveled northbound on Wilson Way and struck the bicyclist. The driver of that vehicle allegedly fled the scene following the collision, unfortunately, leaving the victim to suffer from his injuries.

Nature of Injuries

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the bicycle accident. Medics performed a medical evaluation on the injured bicyclist. The evaluation stated that the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officials have not yet indicated whether the victim was hospitalized for their injuries.

Accident Investigation

The Stockton Police Department is responsible for the hit-and-run accident investigation. A cause has not yet been determined due to an ongoing investigation. Authorities believe that the suspect vehicle, identified as a newer model SUV in black color, may have sustained front-end damage as a result of the impact.

Injuries from Bicyclist Accidents

Auto accidents involving bicyclists are on the rise in the United States. In fact, a 2014 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report indicated that 726 cyclists passed away in such accidents. Bicyclists are likely to suffer severe injuries due to their lack of protection against a moving vehicle. The types of injuries sustained from bicycle accidents are as follows:

If a driver fails to remain at the scene of a bicycle accident, the victim may succumb to their injuries if aid is not rendered immediately. It is essential to contact an experienced Stockton bicycle accident attorney to protect your rights and secure fair compensation for your damages.

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