Spring Valley, CA – Cyclist Seriously Injured at Olive & Bancroft DrSan Diego Legal News
Spring Valley, CA (May 8, 2020) – On Thursday night, May 7th, a 53-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured following a hit-and-run collision in Spring Valley, California. The man was traveling south on Bancroft Drive in the bike lane when he was hit by a car near the intersection with Olive Drive. The accident reportedly took place at around 8:15 p.m.
Few details on the identity of the driver or the description of the vehicle are known at this time. Officials believed the culprit was driving a dark-colored vehicle. The cyclist suffered critical injuries and was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment.
He is believed to be in stable condition. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the California Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in California
Current trends show that hit-and-run crashes are becoming more frequent. In 2015 alone, there were 737,100 reported hit-and-run crashes across the country. The following marked a record for fatal hit-and-run crashes, with 2,049 reported fatalities.
Cyclists, even when they follow the necessary safety protocol, have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle. Common road hazards like potholes, ice, cracks, or slick roads are a much greater risk for riders than drivers. California car crashes can leave riders paralyzed, as amputees, or with other types of permanent disability.
At the Coastal Legal Center, our team of California bicycle crash attorneys advocates for innocent riders who have faced injury and harm due to careless drivers. Insurance companies often try to close the case early, effectively eliminating any additional compensation you may be entitled to. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, call us today at (619) 231- 0724.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.