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74-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After Middletown Bicycle Accident at Chalmers Street and India Street

Middletown Bicycle Accident at Chalmers Street and India Street Resulted in Major Injuries

Middletown, California (April 21, 2020) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a major injury bicycle accident that happened in the area of Middletown Friday morning.

The accident involved a crossover-style vehicle and a 74-year-old man who was riding his bike on the sidewalk near the intersection of Chalmers Street and India Street.

The initial report indicated that the rider was entering the street when he was struck by the vehicle that was turning right from Chalmers Street onto India Street at around 11:20 a.m. April 17.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue, along with mechanics from GP Motorcycles on India Street, responded at the scene and extricated the man who was trapped under the vehicle upon the impact.

The rider sustained serious injuries, including fractures to his pelvis, left arm, and ribs. He was transported to a local hospital for further aid.

The accident remains under investigation.

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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