Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Victorville Bicycle Accident
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A man was severely injured in a bicycle accident in Victorville Tuesday night. Police say a man in his 20s was either walking or riding his bike at the intersection of Highway 395 and Dos Palmas Road when he was struck by a Cadillac sedan. The driver was heading north in the No. 1 lane of Highway 395 when he struck the bicyclist. Police say the driver was going around 45 MPH.

The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the impact launched the man more than 100 feet away from the intersection. He was found unconscious on the shoulder, but was fortunately breathing. He was airlifted to a trauma center for severe injuries, including multiple broken bones. A helmet was found on the scene, but it has not been determined if the bicyclist was wearing it when the crash occurred.

The Cadillac driver was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Both lanes of Highway 395 395 were closed from Palmdale Road to Luna Road for several hours while police investigated.

In 2010, 800 bicyclists were killed and around 515,000 suffered injuries from bicycle accidents that required emergency care. Two-thirds of fatalities and one-third of injuries involved the head and/or face. Considering that helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85% for bicyclists, it is likely that many of these victims were not wearing a helmet.

“We’re praying for the victim’s full recovery. This accident should be a reminder to bicyclists to wear their helmets at all times,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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