A cyclist was injured in a collision near Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield, CA on March 31st.
The accident involved a white Acura sedan and a man riding a bicycle on Allen Road, just north of Rosedale Highway. Details surrounding the incident are still emerging, but it is evident that the crash caused serious harm to the cyclist.
Although we extend our deepest sympathy to the victim and hope for a fast recovery, we feel compelled to remind the public of the importance of bike safety.
With warmer weather on the horizon, more bicyclists will be sharing the road with cars, making it critical to remain vigilant while driving. Avian Law Group would like to caution motorists to keep their eyes peeled for cyclists in the following months, whether commuting to work or running weekend errands.
Drivers of all vehicles must provide ample room when passing bicyclists and follow safe driving rules, including maintaining a reasonable speed limit, avoiding distractions, and always checking for oncoming traffic. In turn, drivers who follow safe driving strategies ensure the well-being of everyone on the road, whether it be cyclists or pedestrians. Bicyclists, too, must also take necessary precautions by wearing appropriate safety gear – a helmet and reflective clothing – and adhering to traffic laws. Properly equipped and trained cyclists reduce the likelihood of injuries or accidents, leading to a safer environment for everyone on the road.
At Avian Law Group, we know how devastating accidents can be, which is why we urge all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, to prioritize safety while sharing the road. We fight every day to ensure the rights of those injured, but we hope that with greater awareness comes fewer accidents.
No one deserves the physical and emotional pain that comes with a serious accident, and we are here to help victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We encourage all Californians to stay safe while driving or biking, but to also know that, in the event of an accident, they have someone to turn to for legal support.