1 Injured in Eureka Bicycle Accident on 14th Street near Summer Street
EUREKA, CA (October 15, 2020) – On Tuesday, a man suffered injuries in a bicycle crash on 14th Street near Summer Street and Pine Street.
Eureka Police Department spokesperson Brittany Powell said that the incident happened at about 2:05 p.m. Moreover, the crash took place on West 14th Street between Summer Street and Pine Street.
Reports revealed that an eastbound vehicle on West 14th Street struck the motorized bicycle. Meanwhile, the bicycle rider left the scene after the incident. Thus, authorities tracked down the bicyclist and transported him to a hospital with moderate injuries.
Investigation revealed that the bicyclist was the one at fault for the collision. However, alcohol and drugs didn’t play a role in the crash, Powell said.
Always be cautious of bicyclists on the road when driving. Bicyclists are more vulnerable because of their limited protection and lightweight bodies. By paying attention to your surroundings and driving within the speed limit, dangerous accidents can be prevented.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Each year, around 20-50 million motorists and bicyclists are injured or become disabled due to a crash. However, even if accidents are a common occurrence, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident. The most valuable step you can take in response to a bicycle accident 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 driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says attorney Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or a family member sustained injuries in a bicycle crash, call the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and the experienced professional legal team dealt with cases such as this one, and know the physical and emotional toll they take. Furthermore, our team will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.