Man Hurt in Bakersfield Bicycle Accident on Union Avenue
BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 12, 2021) — A man was injured in a bicycle crash on Union Avenue at 19th Street Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the accident happened around 4:36 p.m. For unknown reasons, a bicyclist began crossing westbound against a red light and rode into the path of a southbound vehicle. In the investigation, officers confirmed that the driver heading southbound had the right-of-way with a green traffic light.
As a result of the accident, the man sustained major injuries. Meanwhile, the uninjured female driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police investigators.
At this time, Bakersfield Police have ruled out speed and DUI as possible explanations for the collision. Although, if anyone has more information, please contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.
If you are crossing the street on a bike or by foot, check that the roads are clear and the traffic sign permits you to proceed. Many times, cyclists and pedestrians go against this, thinking it’s safe. Although, as long as there are drivers on the road, the chances of an accident increases.
If you’re ready to regain control of your life, turn to a bicycle accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Daniel Kim is worth your consideration. For years, we have led a number of accident victims in their legal battle. We are a law firm that has settled more than 200 million dollars for clients in thousands of successful lawsuits. As a top-rated firm, we’re qualified legal counsels dedicated to the success of your claim. For a free consultation, call (800) 895-7199. You can also request a copy of the police report from the accident.