Bakersfield, CA (February 20, 2023) – At 9:55 p.m. on February 19th, the California Highway Patrol responded to provide assistance at the scene of a bicycle accident that left one person injured.
According to officials, a bicyclist was traveling in the area of airport Drive and Lincoln Avenue during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, a vehicle traveling through the area struck the rider.
The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the accident.
The bicyclist sustained injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was provided treatment at the scene and transported to a local hospital.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Bicycle accidents take the lives of thousands of people in the United States every year. Tens of thousands of other riders are left with significant injuries as a result of these accidents. Similar to pedestrians, bicyclists have very little protection during crashes. As a result, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries that impact their life forever.
Trying to overcome painful physical and emotional injuries after a bicycle accident can seem incredibly difficult. In some instances, injured bicyclists may have legal options available. Following an accident, an attorney can help you seek the maximum compensation possible to cover the damages that you face. An attorney will be able to demand full compensation for your medical costs, vehicle repair expenses, and more.
To recover compensation, you must be able to demonstrate negligence. This can include any of the following caused your accident:
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who speed
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are distracted
It is important that you reach out to a Bakersfield bicycle accident lawyer immediately. Your attorney will want to be able to start gathering evidence on your behalf as soon as possible. They will obtain copies of your medical report, the police report, statements from witnesses, and various other pieces of evidence to ensure you have the strongest case possible.
Suffering from a personal injury after an accident can be devastating, and the aftermath of a car accident may seem impossible to overcome. That’s why Wilshire Law Firm is here to help those injured in California with their cases and get them the justice they deserve. With decades of combined experience and recognition as some of the top attorneys nationwide, you can trust that our team will fight diligently on your behalf. To help ensure you receive maximum financial compensation following an accident, reach out today for a free consultation by calling 800-358-1884. Our lawyers are available to get started on your case at your earliest convenience.