The California Highway Patrol reported that one man riding an electric scooter was killed after colliding with a school bus two blocks south of the San Jose State University campus on Friday morning, October 21, 2022.
The collision occurred at 6:51 a.m. in the area of Reed Street and 10th.
According to CHP Officer Ross Lee, the San Jose Unified School District bus was carrying 14 students at the time of the collision, but no one was injured on board.
According to Lee, the man was traveling north on the 10th while the bus was moving east on Reed Street.
The 18-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.
Civilians were urged by police to avoid the area and use alternate routes.
Local authorities are still investigating the crash.
Fatal Bicycle Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the number of fatal bicycle accidents decreased by 3% this year, from 871 to 846. 80% of traffic deaths are the result of bicycle accidents, while only 2% are caused by motor vehicles.
For the most part, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers. The rules of the road that apply to motorists also apply to bicyclists to a large extent. These people must obey all traffic rules, including stopping at red lights and riding straight.
Unfortunately, many drivers choose to ignore the rights of cyclists and get dangerously close to them. It is possible that people will get hurt, and some may even die.
California has the highest rate of fatalities involving bicycles in the United States. With so many of these vehicles congregating in urban areas, it’s no wonder that collisions of this kind occur so frequently there. There were about 455 fatalities involving cyclists in California between 2016 and 2018.
Santa Clara County Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Injuries sustained by cyclists in collisions are often severe and call for extended rest and rehabilitation periods. In addition, this might cause a drop in income. Victims of bicycle accidents often sustain serious injuries, including bone fractures, skin abrasions, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and internal organ failure.
You can count on us to help the victims of the recent California bicycle accident. To us, speed and efficiency are very important when settling our clients’ claims.
After a car accident, it’s important to contact a lawyer right away. Insurance companies are experts at denying claims, delaying claim payments, and trying to get injured victims to settle for less than they deserve. Any injury, from the smallest cut to the most severe brain damage, can be handled by our personal injury attorneys. You will be compensated for losses such as property damage, medical costs, and emotional distress.
Our Santa Clara County bicycle accident lawyers at Arash Law are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve following your bicycle accident. Your claim can be won thanks to our thorough preparation and careful handling of each case. Call us at (888) 488-1391 or fill out our online form to schedule a free legal case evaluation with one of our trusted and experienced attorneys.