San Francisco news reports that a Santa Cruz bicyclist has been killed in a hit and run accident. According to CBS San Francisco, the bicyclist was riding eastbound when a white pick-up truck struck him from behind. He died at the scene.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that bicycles are legally authorized to share the roads with motor vehicles, many drivers continue to demonstrate surprising negligence when bicyclists are nearby. This includes driving recklessly, not following the rules of the road, and failure to yield the right of way. If you have been injured in a San Francisco bicycle accident, consulting with an experienced San Francisco bike accident lawyer is important to determine your next steps. It may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries including lost wages, medical bills and other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
When accidents occur between bicyclists and motor vehicles, the bicyclist is nearly always the victim. Types of injuries may include broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and in the worst case, death.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has been injured in a California bicycle accident, please contact the top San Francisco bike accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.