Bicyclist Mark Osborne Hurt in High School Road Accident, Ulises Valdez Arrested
Sebastopol, CA (May 15, 2021) – On Wednesday, two bicyclists were injured, and police arrested Ulises Valdez in a DUI crash on High School Road.
The accident happened at around 6:01 p.m. south of Gaye Road.
“Two bicyclists, a 12-year-old boy, and an approximately 50-year-old man were riding along the right shoulder of High School Road. The two bicyclists were unrelated and did not know each other. Ulises Valdez of Sebastopol was driving a Ram Rebel pickup northbound on High School Road approaching both bicyclists. Valdez was driving at a high speed and lost control on a left curve in the roadway,” states a CHP press release.
Apparently, Valdez drove onto the shoulder and crashed with the 12-year-old bicyclist.
Then, he went back into traffic, onto the right shoulder, and struck the other bicyclist, Mark Osborne, of Santa Rosa.
Finally, the truck went off of the roadway and slammed onto a tree.
Right away, rescuers took Valdez and both bicyclists to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries.
Meanwhile, officers found Valdez to be under the influence of alcohol, and was placed under arrest for felony DUI.
Please call the Santa Rosa CHP office at 707-588-1400 if you have further details about the incident.
It is crucial to be aware of those you share the road with. Particularly, it is important to pay attention to cyclists and motorcyclists, who are more vulnerable to road accident injuries.
Know What To Do in Case of a Sebastopol Bicycle Crash
Thousands of people across California suffer injuries in traffic accidents every year. That is because roadways, while scrupulously created and mapped for efficient travel, are one of the most dangerous settings.
So, it is indeed important to know how what to do if you were injured in a bicycle accident.
– First of all, seek medical attention if you have been hurt.
– Afterwards, get to a safe place to prevent further damage or injury.
– Also, collect as much information as possible: insurance and contact information of people involved in the accident and pictures/videos of vehicles involved.
– Never forget to file a police report or incident report by calling 911.
– And lastly, hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers.
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