1 Hurt in Santa Barbara Bicycle Accident on E Montecito Street and N Quarantina Street
SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 9, 2023) – Thursday afternoon, a startling bicycle crash on E Montecito Street and N Quarantina Street injured 1 person.
The incident happened at about 3:23 p.m. on E Montecito Street and N Quarantina Street.
According to reports, the crash involved a black Honda Pilot traveling north and a red Cannondale bike riding east.
According to reports, the driver of the Honda completely went over the front wheel of the bicycle. As a result, both carbon blades of the fork were broken, and the rim was tacoed. Then, the impact ejected the rider to the ground moderately injuring the cyclist, especially one leg.
Meanwhile, the authorities described the driver as a tall white male adult, weighing about 210 lbs. with a mustache and trimmed beard.
Reports said that the driver briefly got out of the Honda Pilot and then fled the scene.
Meanwhile, witnesses confirmed that he did not exchange insurance or contact information making this a hit-and-run.
Reports said that the hit-and-run driver was wearing a safety vest with a local construction company’s name on it.
Meanwhile, responders took the rider to Cottage Hospital for further evaluation. Also, a passerby revealed that bicycle the was the local east side resident’s only prized possession.
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 E Montecito Street and N Quarantina 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 E Montecito Street and N Quarantina 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.