35-Year-Old Bicyclist Hospitalized in Car-Bicycle Crash on Valley Street
Carlsbad, CA (August 8, 2022) On Sunday, a 35-year-old female cyclist sustained serious injuries in a traffic collision on Basswood Avenue.
Carlsbad Police says the car-bicycle crash happened at about 5:45 p.m. at the intersection with Valley Street.
Reports say that a Toyota 4-Runner struck the woman riding an electric bicycle with a 16-month-old baby girl.
Officials say that the cyclist was hurt, fortunately, the 1-year-old did not sustain injuries.
Paramedics transported the patient to a nearby hospital, while rescuers also took the child to the hospital as a precaution.
Authorities say that the 42-year-old female driver of the Toyota stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police.
Meanwhile, police did not disclose the probable cause of the crash, but it is believed that impairment was not a factor in the crash.
Authorities are investigating the incident and have not released further details about the crash.
Inspect your vehicle’s headlights and turn signals. Be sure that both front and rear headlamps are working properly and visible enough a couple of yards away.
Also, take a reading of your tire pressure and make sure you maintain the recommended maximum. While at it, take a peek under your vehicle and ensure there are no loose objects or leaks.
Most importantly, stay focused while on the road. Remove all distractions that could cause accidents such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Injured in Traffic Collision
A personal injury occurs when a person suffers any kind of physical, emotional, or psychological injury. The term “personal injury” covers a wide range of cases that occur from car accidents just as what happened in the Basswood Avenue traffic collision, assaults, slip and fall accidents, injuries from defective products or machinery, and more cases.
When the involved individual/suspect failed to meet their duty of care, unexpected and unnecessary personal injuries can take place.
Damages from a personal injury lawsuit range from emotional trauma, physical and mental disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement, bodily injuries, and a range of financial losses.
Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Sweet Lawyers if you suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence.