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1 Seriously Injured in Bicycle Accident on Corwin Road in Apple Valley

55-Year-Old Male Hurt in Apple Valley Bicycle Crash at Corwin and Central Roads

Apple Valley, California (April 14, 2020) – One person was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on Tuesday afternoon in Apple Valley, according to authorities.

The crash happened at about 12:19 p.m. at Corwin and Central Roads, near the Apple Valley Airport.

The police said a cyclist was riding westbound on Corwin Road while a 2019 white Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 67-year-old man from Apple Valley, was heading northbound on Central Road towards Corwin Road.

The Cyclist, a 55-year-old man, for unknown reasons, crossed to the pathway of the Tacoma, and the two collided, according to the police.

First responders arrived at the scene and located the 55-year-old man unresponsive down in the roadway. He was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

The Tacoma sustained significant front end damage due to the accident.

An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Victorville CHP office at 760-241-1186.

“Far too many bicycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left. 

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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