Victorville Bicycle Crash at Hesperia Road and Green Tree Boulevard Resulted in Major Injury
Victorville, California (March 28, 2020) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a bicycle collision that took place at the intersection of Hesperia Road and Green Tree Boulevard in Victorville at around 7:24 p.m. Friday.
A male bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries after a 2008 dark gray Pontiac G8 struck him at the intersection near Coad Road and Eureka Street for reasons still under an active investigation.
The man was ejected from his bike while the Pontiac acquired major damage to the front passenger-side windshield and headlight upon the impact.
Paramedics, along with Victorville Fire Department officials, arrived at the crash site and rendered aid to the victim before transporting him to Desert Valley Hospital.
The patient was then airlifted to a trauma center for further medical aid.
The involved driver stopped after the accident and cooperated with the investigation.
Meanwhile, a stretch of Hesperia Road was closed down for an unknown time.
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.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- 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.