[11-17-2021] San Diego County, CA – Bicycle Accident Crash near Liberty Station NTC Park Leaves Elderly Man Injured

An unidentified 75-year-old man was injured after a major bicycle crash near Liberty Station NTC Park on Wednesday afternoon, November 17, 2021.

[11-17-2021] San Diego County, CA - Bicycle Accident Crash near Liberty Station NTC Park Leaves Elderly Man InjuredThe crash transpired at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the 2300 block of Cushing Road near Liberty Station NTC Park.

The elderly man was riding southbound on Cushing Road when he was suddenly rear-ended by a Ford Escape for unclear reasons.

Due to the severity of the impact, the rider was ejected from his bicycle and landed on the roadway. He broke his left clavicle and sustained several broken ribs.

The driver that struck the bicycle rider was uninjured in the crash. He remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities.

The San Diego Police Department is further investigating the cause of the accident. They will attempt to determine whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

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Bicycle Accident Statistics

If you’re a mountain biker, a road biker, or a beach cruiser, San Diego has a wide variety of trails and roads for you to ride.

The Mission Bay Bike Path in San Diego is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who use bicycles to get around the city. There are numerous health and environmental benefits to riding your bike, as well as time and aggravation that is often associated with crowded and congested roads. However, as the number of people riding bicycles increases, so does the danger of being involved in an accident.

Under the law, all drivers of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and trucks, must keep an eye out for bicyclists and give them the right-of-way. Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury or death if negligent drivers fail to yield the right of way. It’s unfortunate that many drivers don’t realize the dangers.

Cyclists account for nearly 2% of all fatalities in motor vehicle crashes in the United States each year (pedal cyclists). In 2018, 871 bicyclists died, the most in a single year since 1988.

There are about 25 serious injuries in San Diego each year, 300 visible injuries, and 150 minor injuries and pain.
Each year, at least 25 collisions involving bicycles will cause serious injury, 300 will cause visible injury, and 150 will result in minor injuries and pain in San Diego.

Bicycle accidents in San Diego often happen in Pacific Beach. Bicycle accidents are also common in downtown San Diego and North Park. Bicycle accident victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages from the at-fault driver of a car or other vehicle.

San Diego County Bicycle Accident Attorneys for Victims

Injuries sustained in bicycle accidents can take months to years to heal. Medical costs and lost wages can result from this. Broken bones, road rash, head, and brain injuries, crush injuries, and internal organ damage are among the most common bike accident injuries.

You have the right to be made whole under California’s personal injury laws, which means you are entitled to receive full restitution for an accident for which you bear no responsibility. All of your losses, both financial and non-financial, will be taken into account in the demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company that is sent to them by a San Diego bike accident lawyer on your behalf.

At Arash Law, we are committed to justice and advocacy for bicycle accident victims and their families. If you suffered more than just some bruises and scratches in your accident, you need the help of experienced attorneys on your side. Our San Diego bike accident lawyers have decades of experience representing personal injury clients just like yourself.

For inquiries and concerns, you may visit our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, or give us a call at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.

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