Paso Robles: Vehicle Struck, Seriously Injured Cyclist Richard Cortez Jr.
Posted on Jul 12, 2013
At about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, a vehicle struck and seriously injured 55-year-old cyclist Richard Cortez Jr. in Paso Robles. While traveling eastbound in a 2005 Toyota Camry on Highway 46, 65-year-old Mary Arroyo struck Cortez near Jardine Road. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the bicycle accident.
“Cyclists who sustain injuries in traffic accidents for which they were not at-fault may pursue personal injury claims in order to be compensated for the expenses related to their recoveries,” explained California bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, four cyclists were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Paso Robles, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. The OTS ranked Paso Robles 67th out of 93 cities with similarly sized populations for its incidence of fatal and injury cyclist accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Richard Cortez Jr., the cyclist whom the vehicle struck and seriously injured.
The Tribune originally reported this Paso Robles bicycle accident.
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