Cyclist Injured in Santa Clarita Bicycle Accident
Bicycle versus auto accidents occur relatively frequently in Santa Clarita. The bicycle riders invariably get the worst of these collisions. The Signal newspaper covered a recent story of such a vehicle versus bicycle accident which occurred on Sunday, November 14, 2010. The newspaper reported the incident as involving an alleged drunk driver who struck and seriously injured a bicyclist in Castaic.
The accident occurred on The Old Road just north of Parker Road where the bicyclist was struck from behind by the automobile and thrown from the bicycle onto the roadway. The driver of the vehicle that struck the bicyclist fled the scene, but was arrested shortly thereafter on suspicion of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Paramedics treated the injured bicyclist at the scene before transporting the accident victim to the hospital with major injuries On Monday, the bicycle accident victim was in serious condition at the hospital.
Bicycle accidents frequently result in serious injuries to the cyclists. Even an experienced cyclist who is obeying all of the traffic laws can become a victim of a negligent driver of a car. In such cases, an experienced bicycle accident attorney can help evaluate the situation and pursue a appropriate recovery from the responsible parties. In some cases, punitive damages may be sought. Santa Clarita attorney Robert J. Kaiser is an experienced personal injury accident lawyer who will work hard to maximize the recovery on behalf of a bicycle accident injury victim.
Full Signal story: http://www.the-signal.com/section/36/article/36701/