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19 year old bicyclist sustains major injuries after being hit by a car in Redding

19 year old bicyclist sustains major injuries after being hit by a car in Redding

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were a reported 147 cycling fatalities in California in 2016, the highest number in a decade. When drivers are negligent, it puts the lives of cyclists at major risk, because they only rely on their helmets for protection. According to reports, visibility is a main cause of bicycle accidents. When riding make sure to follow safety precautions; wear bright clothing, wear something reflective, always ride with a helmet on and if riding at night make sure to have a bike light.

The Redding Accident

On Tuesday morning, a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle as he was going southbound on Hilltop Drive and Browning Street. He was struck from behind. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. He also did not have a bike light and was wearing dark clothing. Redding police had to temporarily shut down the intersection at Hilltop Drive and Browning Street for several hours to investigate and clear the scene. According to reports, this collision is still being investigated.

Seeking Damages After a Bicycle Accident

In California, there is a continuous uptick in bicycle accidents. In some cases, the injures are catastrophic and even fatal. If you’ve been injured because of negligence of another party, contact Redding’s prominent personal injury attorney at Haslerud Law Office. We have been serving Northern California residents for over 20 years.

Contact Haslerud Law Office at (530)-968-4300 to schedule a consultation.