A twelve-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car while riding in a San
Jose neighborhood was recently transported to a San Diego hospital to
be nearer to his family, according to a report from the San Jose Mercury-News.
He is still in a coma.
The boy, a San Diego resident, was visiting his grandmother several weeks
ago at her house near Hicks Avenue when the accident occurred. He was
riding his bicycle on the sidewalk that borders Hicks, at first along
the right side of the street but then switching to the left when he came
upon a construction site blocking the right-hand sidewalk. While he was
on the left-hand side of the road, a car traveling down the street hit him.
The car’s driver, a San Jose resident, was not injured. She has
not been ticketed or arrested in connection with the accident, but local
police have not said that they have ruled out the possibility of criminal
charges yet. Police are still investigating the accident to determine
whether driver inattention, road hazards, or speed were factors that may
have contributed to the crash. Meanwhile, the boy’s grandmother
and other neighbors recently held a bake sale to help pay for the injured
bicyclist’s medical costs.
Bicycle crashes can cause serious injury. If you or someone you love has
been injured in a bicycle accident, the experienced
San Jose bicycle accident attorneys at Van Der Wale & Associates can help. To learn more about your legal
rights and options after an accident, call us today at (800) 900-0863
for a free and confidential consultation.