At about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th, a 23-year-old cyclist was struck and seriously injured in San Diego. While traveling northbound on Texas Street, a female driver hit the cyclist at the intersection with Meade Avenue. He was transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for life-threatening injuries. The driver failed to stop and administer aide at the scene, instead calling police when she reached her home. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When the negligence of a driver causes harm to a bicyclist or pedestrian, the driver may be legally obligated to compensate the injured party for his or her medical bills and other expenses incurred during recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The city of San Diego accounted for 6 of the 9 fatalities and 553 of the 991 injuries suffered by bicyclists in traffic accidents throughout the county in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 99 cyclists in the state lost their lives in collisions, a 9.2 percent decrease from the previous year when 109 fatalities were recorded.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist who was struck and seriously injured by the vehicle last night.
U-T San Diego originally reported this accident.
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