Bicyclist Rear-Ended in Fresno California
A crash in southeast Fresno sent one cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries on August 8, 2018.
According to The Fresno Bee, this collision happened before 9:30PM on Jensen Avenue. Both the cyclist and Mazda driver involved in this crash were headed eastbound before this crash occurred. Allegedly, the Mazda struck the cyclist from behind near Peach Avenue. The Mazda driver remained on the scene of the crash.
First-responders immediately transported the cyclist to a nearby hospital for treatment. Thankfully, doctors expect this crash victim to make a full recovery.
Police are still investigating the cause of this crash.
Aside from being broadsided, a rear-end bicycle collision might be the most dangerous crash that a bicyclist can be involved in. In these types of collisions, cyclists are often propelled over the handlebars.
Although cyclists only make up about 1 percent of total trips in the USA, they are far more likely to get seriously injured in a crash than motorists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 465,000 American cyclists are sent to the hospital every year with serious injuries.
Some of the common injuries bicyclists face after a crash include traumatic head injury, spinal fractures, and neck damage. Oftentimes these injuries have long-term consequences on patients’ quality of life.
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