Lodi Bicycle Accident Fatality
I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi personal injury lawyer. A man was riding his bicycle in Lodi on the afternoon of Monday, April 9, 2018. Unfortunately, the man suffered fatal injuries after being struck by an oncoming vehicle.
I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of the man during this difficult time.
A man was reportedly riding his bicycle northbound along the southbound center median of West Lane. At approximately 4:30 pm, the bicyclist entered into the fast lane for an unknown reason and into the direct path of an oncoming Chevrolet Tahoe. The motorist of the Chevrolet allegedly veered their vehicle to the right as an attempt to avoid a collision with the bicyclist but their efforts were unsuccessful. The Chevrolet struck the bicyclist and the impact propelled the man off his bike. Sadly, the bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A cause of the accident has not yet been decided as an investigation is underway. Officers from CHP indicated that neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor with the driver of the Chevrolet. However, officials added that it is unknown whether the bicyclist was under the influence as a toxicology report is pending.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Although bicyclists may suffer a variety of injuries from any type of accident, those sustained in a traffic collision with a motor vehicle oftentimes tend to be more severe. Some of the most common types of bicycle accident injuries include the following:
- Concussions: These can result in headaches, difficulties with balance and coordination as well as affecting an individual’s memory.
- Chest Trauma: This type of injury is particularly dangerous as an impact to the chest may cause heart damage, a punctured lung or even rib fractures.
- Dental Injuries: These can include chipped teeth, broken teeth or even a jaw fracture in more serious cases. While a dentist can repair damage to the teeth, a fractured jaw may require surgical procedures or wiring of the jaw as it heals.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: This may include a fracture or dislocation somewhere within the spinal column. Weakness, muscle spasms, nerve damage, and pain may result. In serious cases, paralysis and bladder or bowel changes can occur.
Serious injuries can occur when a negligent motorist collides with a bicycle rider. If this has happened to you or someone you love, it is important to discuss the details of your case with an experienced personal injury attorney in Lodi. A lawyer trained in such cases can assist you in obtaining fair compensation for all resulting damages.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi personal injury lawyer. Traffic accidents involving bicyclists can result in tragic, life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please call me at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
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