16-year-old Injured in Victorville Bicycle Accident on Bear Valley Road
VICTORVILLE, CA (May 25, 2020) – A 16-year-old rider was airlifted after a minivan and bicycle crash on Bear Valley Road on May 22.
According to police reports, the incident occurred at around 6:54 p.m. on Bear Valley Road and 11th Avenue intersection. When the emergency crews arrived, they found a Toyota minivan stopped in the westbound lanes. They also discovered a black bicycle wedged under the front bumper.
Upon the Victorville City Firefighters’ arrival, they dispatched an air ambulance to land at nearby Desert Valley Hospital. Mercy Air 22 responded and flew the teen bicyclist to Loma Linda University Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
Meanwhile, the minivan’s driver stayed at the scene and has been cooperative with the police.
The Victorville Police Department is currently investigating the cause of the crash. They are also encouraging anyone with information to contact 760-241-2911.
Bicycle Accidents and Personal Injury Cases in United States
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise in the United States. In fact, more pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
For drivers to avoid fatalities and serious injuries, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Meanwhile, if you’re 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.
The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
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