West Valley, CA (March 1, 2023) – On March 1, the California Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that left a bicyclist injured.
The accident was reported at around 5:15 p.m.
According to law enforcement, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle while traveling in the area of 446 S. Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
Authorities responded to the scene of the accident and closed off the roadway just south of Fernwood Pacific Drive.
The bicyclist suffered injuries in the accident. Paramedics treated the victim at the scene and transported them to a local hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently being investigated.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Bicycle accidents are often devastating due to the fact that they have no protection. Like other pedestrians, bicyclists are at an increased risk of suffering serious injuries in automobile collisions. Even though most bicyclists have helmets, they are still at risk of suffering severe trauma to the head, spinal cord injuries, and even the loss of limbs.
Regrettably, many bicycle accidents take place as a result of drivers who are reckless and negligent. Some of the leading factors in bicycle accidents include:
- Drivers opening their doors into bicycle lanes without looking and striking riders.
- Driver’s turning at intersections without checking bicycle lanes for traffic.
- Drivers who failed to yield to bicyclists who have the right of way.
- Drivers who recklessly weave between lanes of travel and strike bicyclists riding nearby.
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol and drift into bicyclists
Unfortunately, any act of negligence can have serious consequences for bicyclists who are traveling nearby. If you have been injured as a result of an accident due to the negligent actions of another driver, A California bicycle accident lawyer can help you pursue a personal injury claim against them. This type of legal action can provide you with financial relief for medical costs, lost earnings, and more.
Our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm are dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation while ensuring our clients are informed and supported throughout the process. Our award-winning attorneys understand how devastating an accident can be, which is why we always strive to get our clients the justice they deserve. If you or someone you know has been affected by negligence and would like more information about receiving compensation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-358-1884 for a free consultation. We are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.