Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Injures 5-Year-Old Boy


Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Injures 5-Year-Old Boy

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento personal injury lawyer. A Sacramento man was detained on suspicion of crashing into a child on a bicycle while driving under the influence in Meadowview during the evening hours of Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

What Happened?

A man was traveling in his vehicle along the 2400 block of Kim Avenue at about 6:00 pm. The man crashed into a 5-year-old boy riding his bicycle. The man fled from the scene of the bicycle accident moments after the collision.

Boy Suffers Major Injuries

The boy was in critical condition and was immediately transported to the hospital. The boy’s condition was later stabilized after treatment.

Authorities Track Down Hit-and-Run Suspect

Officers from the Sacramento Police Department were dispatched to the scene at approximately 6:30 pm. Police discovered the suspect vehicle in a field near the scene of the bicycle accident. Authorities were able to detain the suspect motorist of the vehicle, who was identified as 38-year-old Charles Clark from Sacramento. Clark was arrested on charges of suspicion of felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence.

How to Handle Bicycle Accidents

If you or a loved one ever find yourselves involved in a bicycle accident with a vehicle, it is crucial to contact authorities to the scene. If police conduct a report based on the information gathered at the scene, the report may be used if you need to file an insurance claim. It is also important to obtain the motorist’s vehicle insurance information, license plate number, address and phone number. If there were witnesses at the scene, also obtain their information and phone numbers. Always remember to follow-up on treatment if you suffered injuries as a result of the collision. For more information, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

South Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento personal injury lawyer. If you, or a member in your family has suffered injuries following a bicycle accident, please give me a call at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. I also may be contacted toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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