A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle in Lamont on Sunday, December 13th. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. The incident happened at about 12:40 a.m. on Di Giorgio Road, near Myrtle Avenue. The bicyclist, which was identified as a man aged 43 whose name was not disclosed by the authorities, was found dead at the scene. A Volkswagen Passat heading west hit the man on the back which caused his fatal injuries. It is unknown whether anyone else was injured from the crash. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Do Bicyclists Have The Same Right As Other Car Accident Victims?
Yes, they do. Just like any other car accident victims, bicyclists have the right to pursue legal action against the at-fault driver, including pursuing a personal injury claim. The claim can be submitted against the at-fault driver directly or through their auto insurance provider. Personal injury claims not only encompasses physical injuries experienced from the crash but also any damages sustained by the bicyclists. To know more about whether a personal injury claim is suitable for your car accident situation, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation today.
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