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California legislation assisting victims of hit-and-run accidents

On Behalf of | May 8, 2014 | Bicycle Accidents |

We wrote a couple of months ago about the victim of a hit-and-run bicycle crash. In that post, we told about how the bicyclist was struck and then subsequently dragged for approximately one-half mile to a freeway entrance. This bicyclist’s story was told to California legislators and inspired the passing of legislation concerning extensions of the statute of limitations involving hit-and-run matters.

The driver of the vehicle involved in this accident was never caught. In the meantime, the bicycle rider lost his right leg, nearly lost his left leg and had more than 20 of his bones broken.

The California Highway Patrol has reported that 161 bicyclists were killed in our state as a result of hit-and-run accidents between 2002 and 2011. An additional 14,000 were injured in these accidents. Many bicyclists have had close calls with drivers who often may not have been paying adequate attention to the presence of bicycle riders on the road.

In addition to extension of the statute of limitations for hit-and-run drivers, legislation has also been sought that would increase the penalties for those that flee the scene of an accident. One proposed bill would mandate a six-month driver’s license suspension for anyone convicted of a DUI. The author of this legislation feels hit-and-run infractions should be treated in a similar manner as DUI convictions.

Bicycle accidents often result in serious and traumatic injuries. As the large number of hit-and-run type crashes indicates, too often drivers decide to disappear rather than do the decent thing and help the injured bicycle rider out. Bicycle riders will need the assistance of experienced personal injury attorneys in those circumstances. These attorneys can help injured riders look for alternate forms of recovery.

Source: KPBS, “Cyclist Who Lost Leg In Crash Inspires Hit-And-Run Bill,” Katie Orr, May 6, 2014


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