1 Hurt in El Cajon Bicycle Accident on South First Street near Lexington Avenue
EL CAJON, CA (February 4, 2021) – Wednesday night, a bicyclist suffered injuries in a crash on South First Street near Lexington Avenue.
A man rode in a bicycle lane at around 7:00 p.m. on South First Street near Lexington Avenue. Then, a sedan hit him while turning into a driveway, said El Cajon police Lt. Will Guerin.
When the officers arrived, they located the conscious victim. However, he was bleeding from his head with “severe … obvious head trauma” and a possible broken leg, Guerin added. When medics transported him to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, he lost consciousness.
At this time, the authorities haven’t clarified whether the injuries were life-threatening.
Meanwhile, the officers do not believe that the sedan’s driver was intoxicated.
The crash remains under active investigation.
What’s Next after Bicycle Crash on South First Street
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and 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.