[11-07-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA – One Person Injured After a Bicycle Crash in Santa Ynez Valley

An unidentified person was injured after a bicycle crash in Santa Ynez Valley on Sunday afternoon, November 7, 2021.

[11-07-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA - One Person Injured After a Bicycle Crash in Santa Ynez ValleyThe crash happened in the area of Highway 154 and Foxen Canyon in Santa Ynez Valley at around 3:48 p.m.

A vehicle crashed into a bicyclist under unclear circumstances. How the accident occurred, and the reason it happened has not been established.

The bicycle rider sustained severe injuries in the crash. They were airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and are currently listed in critical condition.

The driver that struck the bicyclist remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident.

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Bicycle Accident Statistics

In the United States, only 1% of people use bicycles to travel. Despite this seemingly small number, it’s important to remember that in a collision, bicyclists face a greater risk of injury and death than passengers in a car.

When it comes to getting around, exercising, or just having fun, biking is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. By law, bicycles on the road have the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. Motorists frequently ignore bicyclists’ rights.

Approximately 742 people are killed in bicycle accidents each year. In 2018, around 857 people were killed in bicycle accidents across the country, making it the deadliest year for bicyclists. Statistics show that bicycle-related fatalities in California are the highest in the United States. According to the National Bicycle Safety Foundation, 145 cyclists were killed, and 11,116 were injured in California in 2017.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers for Victims in Santa Barbara County

The road to recovery after a severe bicycle accident can be long and arduous. Waiting for the official investigation results, victims can use an attorney to file personal injury claims. The sooner you consult with a lawyer following an accident, the better your chances of receiving compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation, regardless of the severity of your injuries.

Medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses are likely to be reimbursed with the help of a personal injury claim. The plaintiffs can use a personal injury claim to recover damages such as medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

The Arash Law bicycle accident attorneys in Santa Barbara County can help you or a loved one injured in a bicycle accident. Our firm has dealt with similar cases in the past. Please get in touch with one of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, or San Diego for inquiries and questions. Call (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation.

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