At about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28th, a motorist opened his car door in the path of a cyclist, the impact ejecting the man from his bicycle. He suffered major head trauma and was transported to a nearby hospital. The 25-year-old man was riding west on University Avenue in San Diego when the accident occurred. Authorities are investigating the incident, explains a California bicycle attorney.
San Diego County accounted for 9 of the 107 fatalities and 991 of the 12,043 injuries suffered by cyclists in traffic accidents throughout California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, the number of cyclists killed in crashes decreased by 9.2 percent, the lowest on record since 1984.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist who suffered major head trauma after being struck by the car door on September 28th.
The San Diego Union-Tribune originally reported this bicycle accident.
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To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California cycle accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.