15-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Carmichael Bicycle Accident
CARMICHAEL, CA (April 30, 2019) – A 15-year-old boy suffered injuries in a bicycle and car collision on Fair Oaks Boulevard on April 27.
Officers received reports about the accident around 8:45 p.m. According to reports, the boy rode his bicycle east across Fair Oaks Boulevard, when a northbound Volkswagen Jetta struck him.
According to investigators, the boy crossed a marked crosswalk with a green light when the crash happened. Meanwhile, 24-year-old James Salas did not stop at a red light, consequently striking the biker.
The unidentified boy was also not wearing a helmet and had no visible reflective safety clothing.
Meanwhile, Salas remained at the scene and helped with officers. Authorities ruled out drugs or alcohol as a factor in the collision. Police did not press any charges or arrested Salas.
The collision still currently remains under investigation. Authorities encourage anyone who has information to contact 916-348-2300.
It is vital to never drive when drunk and to always be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is especially true when you are driving in the city, especially when you are driving through a parking lot, a busy intersection, or residential area. An unforeseen accident can be avoided by following the traffic laws and being cautious of the road ahead. Such actions can also ensure the safety of everyone.
If a loved one was killed or has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the personal injury lawyersat Sweet Law Group. Our attorneys and experienced professional legal team have dealt with cases including car accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, and disability. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area. We can also be contacted 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message.