San Francisco, CA – Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle on California St
San Francisco, CA (October 1, 2020) – A collision in the Van Ness – Civic Center area left one person injured on Tuesday, according to reports. Just after 2:30 p.m., on September 29, the San Francisco Fire Department responded to the scene of a crash on California Street.
Reports show that a bicyclist was traveling through the area of California Street and Polk Street when they were struck by a BMW. The impact of the crash caused the bicyclist to fly up over the BMW, shattering the windshield.
The rider was injured in the collision. The victim was tended to at the scene of the collision and rushed to a nearby hospital for further care. At this time, the police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Bicycle accidents throughout the state of California have an overwhelming impact on the lives of families. In fact, hundreds of bicyclists have had their lives interrupted by accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers throughout the state of California each year. In many cases, victims are forced to go through extensive medical treatment for broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. These accidents often leave people with overwhelming mental, physical, and financial pain and suffering.
Although there are a number of causes for collisions, roughly 80% are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Distractions, impairments, and engaging in other activities while operating a vehicle can lead to life-altering accidents. As more and more people are using their phones while driving and engaging in other reckless and irresponsible actions while behind the wheel, we continue to see a spiraling upward trend surrounding the frequency and severity of collisions throughout our state. When victims are injured in collisions as a result of other motorists’ actions, it is crucial that they contact a bicycle accident attorney in California as soon as possible. Victims who are involved in collisions may have legal options available to help them obtain the compensation they need for treatment and various other costs they face moving forward.
Victims who are injured in preventable accidents can benefit substantially by working with a team of skillful and aggressive attorneys in their areas after being harmed. California personal injury attorney William E. Weiss has over three decades of experience providing aggressive and competent legal representation victims need to protect their best interests. Our team strives to ensure our clients collect full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face from medical treatment and various other financial burdens they face moving forward. If you were injured in a collision as a result of a negligent driver, contact California accident lawyer William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore the legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss how we can help you get justice.
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