3/16/2012Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th, a teenager was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in San Ramon. While riding westbound on the sidewalk along Bollinger Canyon Road with a group of teens, the 13-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle when he entered a crosswalk at the onramp to the southbound Interstate 680. He sustained head trauma and was airlifted to Children’s Hospital. The driver remained at the scene, where authorities were investigating until 6 p.m. that evening.
“Gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses immediately after the accident is crucial to any investigation,” said California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
San Ramon accounted for none of the 4 fatalities and 9 of the 237 injuries suffered by bicyclists in Contra Costa County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Statewide, cyclists suffered 9.2 percent fewer fatalities from 109 in 2008 to 99 in 2009 and 2010, the lowest number recorded since 1984, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the teenager who was seriously injured while riding his bike in San Ramon a full recovery.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this bicycle accident.
Resources for accident victims, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
Category: Bicycle Accidents
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