Bakersfield: Cyclist Randy Lairmore Seriously Injured in Collision with Turning Motorist
Posted on Mar 15, 2013
At about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 58-year-old cyclist Randy Lairmore was seriously injured in a collision with a turning motorist in Bakersfield. While traveling southbound on River Boulevard in a 1997 Honda Civic, Kaycee Rich turned right onto westbound Water Street in front of Lairmore, who was riding southbound on River at the time. The impact threw Lairmore from his bicycle. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital to receive treatment for serious head injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a collision, those who were injured may pursue personal injury claims against the at-fault driver in order to obtain compensation for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, no bicyclist fatalities were recorded in Kern County; of the 110 injuries suffered by cyclists in traffic accidents in the county, 47 occurred in Bakersfield, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Bakersfield ranked 13th out of 13 cities for bicyclist safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Randy Lairmore, the cyclist who was seriously injured in the collision with the turning motorist.
The Bakersfield Californian originally reported this crash.
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If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California bicycle accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.