Rear-End Tricycle Crash in Corning California Ends Tragically
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, a man was riding his 3 wheeled bike (tricycle) on South Avenue. A pickup truck coming from behind hit the tricycle which ejected the cyclist. Tragically, the man was killed. According to an article in the Record Searchlight, the driver of the pickup truck initially thought the tricycle was a box in the road.
This is a sad, sad crash and our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this accident.
Rear End Bicycle Accidents
Reflectors, brake lights and rear view mirrors are some of the things that cyclists use to keep themselves safe but sometimes it isn’t enough. Something we hear too often here is that the driver didn’t see the cyclist or didn’t realize they were a cyclist until it was too late.
Rear end bicycle accidents are not the most common but are often on of the most dangerous accidents we encounter. In many cases the cyclist is propelled over the handlebars resulting in serious injuries or fatal injuries.
Do you need a lawyer after a rear end bicycle accident?
If you have been injured in a rear end bicycle accident or a loved one was killed in a terrible accident similar to this one please feel free to reach out to us for a free and confidential consultation. While you are trying to recover to get back on the road or grieving the loss of a loved one, an insurer is likely examining the many ways they may attempt to minimize or deny your injury claim or wrongful death claim which is owed to you. Unfortunately, they often try to blame the cyclist for the crash even if they were rear-ended.
Bay Area Bicycle Law is the only personal injury law firm in Northern California to specialize exclusively in representing injured bicyclists and their families. Years of advocacy for injured cyclists have seasoned our attorneys with the necessary skills to handle bicycle accidents cases with the highest level of professional expertise. During our consultation we will go over all of your legal options with you so you can focus on yourself or your family.