Car vs. Bicycle Crash on Ming Avenue near El Portal Drive Left a 16-Year-Old Hospitalized

BAKERSFIELD, CA (March 22, 2023) – Friday evening, a bicycle crash on Ming Avenue left a 16-year-old boy hospitalized.

The incident happened at around 7:02 p.m., near El Portal Drive.

According to reports, a 16-year-old cyclist was riding his bike in the area when a woman driving on the same road struck him. The impact of the collision left the boy with serious injuries.

Emergency crews arrived at the site of the collision shortly after. From there, medics transported the boy to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Injuries sustained in a bicycle-auto collision can take a toll on a person’s financial, physical, and emotional well-being. That is why it is important to exercise due care and abide by all traffic laws whether you are a driver or a bicyclist. If you’re driving, always look out for bicycle riders at all times. Also, do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. If you’re a bicyclist, slow down or stay out of the way when you see a vehicle that’s about to turn on your lane. You can also exaggerate eye contact or hand signals to let other drivers see you.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a bicycle accident. Reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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