Bicyclists Injured in Hit and Run in Danville California
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3 bicyclists were injured in 2 separate incidents in Danville California. In both cases, witnesses reported seeing a Ford Escape leaving the scene.
The first incident involved a woman who was struck around 1:20PM. According to SF Gate, she was not immediately transported to the hospital. That is very fortunate in a bicycle accident. Later in the day, an 83yr old man would be arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of the accident and charged with 3 felonies. That’s because he’s suspected of leaving the scene of the second accident. The second accident involved an SUV hitting 2 cyclists on Diablo Road. In this collision the cyclists both sustain serious injuries. According to CBS, one cyclist was transported to John Muir Medical Center and the other was flown by CalStar helicopter to Eden Medical Center due to the extent of his injuries.
Hit and run accidents
Of course, leaving the scene of an accident is a crime in California. As noted on our hit and run bicycle accident page, in the event the driver can not be located, injured cyclists may still be able to be compensated for their injuries if they have uninsured motorist insurance on your car.
In cases like this where the driver is located, a claim or lawsuit seeking compensation for your damages can be filed right away.
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Contact us right away after any auto vs bicycle accident. We are the only injury law firm in Northern California specializing exclusively in representing cyclists. In many cases we can help injured cyclists obtain significantly more compensation for their injuries than they would receive without having an experienced bicycle accident lawyer represent them. The consultation is free and if we aren’t needed we’ll let you know right away and let you know how to best proceed with your injury claim so that you can focus on recovery.