[11-24-2021] Alameda County, CA – Woman Seriously Injured After a Bicycle Crash in Berkeley

An unidentified woman was seriously hurt following a traffic crash involving a bicycle in Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon, November 24, 2021.

[11-24-2021] Alameda County, CA - Woman Seriously Injured After a Bicycle Crash in BerkeleyThe accident took place on Sacramento Street, just north of Ashby Avenue in Berkeley, at around 1:30 p.m.

The woman was riding her bike in the area when a silver Lexus 470 sedan suddenly struck her for unclear reasons. She was trapped underneath the vehicle following the collision.

Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and immediately transported the woman to Highland Hospital. The woman is listed in critical condition.

The driver that struck the victim remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities. The other driver was uninjured in the crash.

The accident is currently under further investigation. Authorities will attempt to determine the cause and the liability in the crash.

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Bicycle Accident Statistics

Bicycling has become a common mode of transportation for people traveling short distances. However, there are some hazards that riders must face regularly.

Bicyclists in the United States confront various hazards on the road. The rate of traffic fatalities and injuries in the United States is higher than in most other countries. According to preliminary NHTSA statistics, in 2019, 846 cyclists were killed in road incidents in the United States.

Each year, bikers account for about 2% of all fatalities in motor vehicle incidents in the United States (pedal cyclists). In 2018, 871 bicyclists were killed, the highest number in a single year since 1988.

California has the highest number of bicycling-related deaths per year in the US, according to statistics. According to the National Bicycle Safety Foundation, 145 cyclists were murdered, and 11,116 were injured in California in 2017.

In many of these cases, the driver failed to give the right of way, was unable to check for bikes before pulling out, ran a stop sign or red light, or was otherwise distracted while driving. Driving while texting, driving while intoxicated, or driving irresponsibly might all end in a bicycle crash.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers for Victims in Alameda County

Injuries caused by bicycle collisions are often severe enough to affect the lives of those involved significantly. They may be unable to return to work for months as they recover from their injuries, resulting in lost wages.

Accident victims are entitled to compensation for their losses, so they don’t have to worry about the financial difficulties of their injuries. When filing a personal injury claim, anyone injured in a bicycle accident will require the help of a knowledgeable bicycle accident attorney.

Your lawyer can be a helpful and reassuring legal ally during this tough time. In the meantime, they can deal with the insurance providers for you and take care of all of the legal paperwork.

The insurance company will likely try to blame you for the accident, claim you didn’t require medical attention, and argue you won’t be permanently injured due to the bike accident, regardless of what the police report says.

An experienced Alameda County bicycle accident lawyer from Arash Law can tell you what your case is worth. If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to contact us at (888) 488-1391. Each of these cities has a branch of our company located within easy driving distance.

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