At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29th, a 23-year-old woman was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in San Diego. While traveling south on College Avenue, the driver of a Hyundai SUV attempted to pass the cyclist, who was riding in the slow lane, but instead collided with her. The impact threw the woman to the ground, causing her to sustain multiple facial fractures. The driver remained at the scene, explains a injury lawyer.
San Diego County accounted for 9 of the 107 fatalities and 991 of the 12,043 injuries suffered by cyclists in traffic accidents throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares that accident statistics of counties with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, San Diego ranked 18th out of 58 counties for bicycle safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the woman who was seriously injured in the bicycle accident in San Diego yesterday a full recovery.
Resources for accident victims, including books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge.
To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.