1 Hurt in Merced Bicycle Crash on West Highway 40
MERCED, CA (October 27, 2020) – Friday morning, a bicyclist suffered injuries in an accident on West Highway 40 in Merced.
According to reports, the incident happened at around 12:05 a.m. Moreover, the Merced police department officers came to West Highway 140 near the Arco AM PM gas station.
When they arrived, they found a male in this mid-20s with injuries. They believe that he rode a bicycle in an area with no crosswalk.
A Riggs ambulance transported the man in an unknown condition.
Meanwhile, the police confirmed that the involved vehicle didn’t stay at the crash scene.
Due to the limited information available, the Merced Police Department is seeking the public’s help. They are urging anyone with information about the crash to call the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.
For anonymous tipsters, they can send information to the police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.
When behind the wheel, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. As a bicyclist, make sure to suit yourself with the proper biking equipment. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
What’s Next after Accident on West Highway 40
According to NHTSA, bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in such accidents, be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.
If you or a family member suffered similarly in a bicycle accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including bicycle accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.