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30-Year-Old Man Hospitalized After East Village Bicycle Accident at G and 17th Streets, June 9

East Village Bicycle Collision at G and 17th Streets Results in Serious Injuries

East Village, California (June 10, 2020) – A bicycle accident that happened at an intersection in East Village, at around 11:50 p.m., sent a 30-year-old man to the hospital.

As per the report, the man was riding his bicycle southbound on 17th Street when he collided with a 2019 Honda Accord driven by a 40-year-old man eastbound on G Street Tuesday night.

The driver of the Honda Accord remained at the scene after hitting the cyclist.

The male bicyclist sustained severe non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was taken to an area hospital for further medication.

Detectives did not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the mishap.

The accident remains under an active 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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