1 Hurt in Antioch Bicycle Accident on East 18th Street
ANTIOCH, CA (February 8, 2021) – Saturday night, a 15-year-old bicyclist suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on East 18th Street.
The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of East 18th Street near the Oak View Memorial Park Cemetery.
When the authorities arrived, they located the 15-year-old victim who rode an unregistered dirt bike eastbound on East 18th Street. However, a pickup truck hit him.
According to some witnesses, the pickup truck was a brown 1990s Chevrolet.
As a result, the teenager was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
At this time, the authorities haven’t identified the name of the suspect. Thus, they urged anyone with additional information to contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441 or text-a-tip to 274637 with the keyword ANTIOCH.
What’s Next after Bicycle Crash on East 18th 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.