Startling Bicycle Crash on 615 Chapala Street Injures 1 [Santa Barbara, CA]

Startling Bicycle Crash on 615 Chapala Street Injures 1 [Santa Barbara, CA]
Startling Bicycle Crash on 615 Chapala Street Injures 1 [Santa Barbara, CA]

Injuries Reported in Santa Barbara Bicycle Accident on 615 Chapala Street

SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 8, 2023) – Tuesday night, a startling bicycle crash on 615 Chapala Street injured 1 person.

According to reports, at about 6:40 p.m., a gray Lexus CT 200h had pulled over at 615 Chapala Street facing North. Officers said that the area was a red zone where many drivers refused to follow the law and perform food and passenger drop-offs and pick-ups.

Then, a witness said that the driver did not check before opening the door. Eventually, a bicyclist crashed into the vehicle.

As a result, the rider suffered injuries and there was a good amount of red spotting on the asphalt near the car. Thus, responders transported the bicyclist to Cotrage Hospital.

Then, the authorities cited the driver for parking in the red. The suspect claimed he’s from L.A. and was not aware of the local laws. Meanwhile, the officer said, “…the rules are the same here as in L.A…a red zone…”

Since 2016, drivers can be cited for dooring incidents such as this. Thus, the authorities advised drivers to always check before opening vehicle doors.

At this time, the circumstances that led to the crash remained unclear. Once additional details become available, the public will be notified.

Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.

What’s Next after Startling Bicycle Crash on 615 Chapala 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 incidents similar to the startling bicycle crash on 615 Chapala Street, be a proactive driver. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
 
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a bicycle 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. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.

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