Man Critically Injured in Palm Springs Pickup Truck Accident
Man Critically Injured in Palm Springs Pickup Truck Accident

A bicyclist was critically injured in a pickup truck accident in Palm Springs on Tuesday. The crash occurred around 12 a.m. at the intersection of Ramon Road and Crossley Road. The bicyclist, a Cathedral City man, was traveling north on Crossley in the southbound lane when he was struck by an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado. The bicyclist flew up onto the hood of the truck and was thrown to the ground when the truck came to a stop.

The bicyclist was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Eastbound Ramon Road was shut down from San Luis Rey to Landau Boulevard while police investigated the pickup truck accident. Authorities were on the scene until roughly 7 a.m. and lanes were reopened. Police do not expect that drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.

Bicyclists are in increased danger after dark. In fact, most bicyclist fatalities occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Read over our 5 tips for safe driving around bicyclists to ensure your driving habits are not dangerous for riders.

“Drivers need to make a conscious effort to share the road with bicyclists to prevent these tragedies from happening,” 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 California 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 at (760) 777-7777 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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