A 16-year-old was injured after crashing his bicycle into a sheriff’s patrol car in Palmdale, California. The boy was seriously injured when he entered the intersection when the patrol vehicle had the green light. The deputy was not able to stop in time, and the collision happened between the bicyclist and the car. The boy suffered multiple injuries and listed in serious condition at a local hospital. The vehicle had a shattered windshield, but the deputies were uninjured in the crash.
Pedestrian accidents send over 65,000 people to the emergency room each year. Sometimes pedestrian’s safety on the road is not protected by crosswalks because many pedestrians choose not to use it or use it incorrectly. Anyone utilizing a crosswalk needs to abide by the proper signals and signs. Pedestrian accidents can be preventable if all parties stay alert and abide by all traffic signs and signals. However, if you suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident at no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation. Medical costs for injuries can be expensive and result in thousands of dollars owed for your care. This can be difficult for victims who are already suffering due to their injuries. Always contact a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one is injured in an accident.
The personal attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have decades of experience helping those who have been injured in accidents. Our team focuses on each case and communicates with our clients throughout the entire legal process. We understand that injuries are stressful and strive to reach maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. We provide consultations for free at our downtown St. Louis office and can help you get the care and compensation you deserve.