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Bicycle Accidents Involving Hit-And-Run Drivers On Palm Ave In Fresno CA

Cyclists travel Fresno roads without a lot of protection from cars, SUVs, and trucks. A careless driver can accidentally strike a rider to cause injuries such as broken bones and brain trauma.

The prognosis can be even worse if a thoughtless driver decides to flee the scene of an accident. The rider may be in urgent need of medical care and could also be unable to move out of the way of other, unsuspecting drivers. The victim may have to wait on an ambulance and in that time face life­-threatening consequences.

Cyclist Hospitalized After a Devastating Hit-And-Run Accident

A cyclist was badly hurt after a hit-and-run collision with a vehicle over the weekend in Fresno. KFSN-TV reports the tragic accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night on Palm Avenue near the intersection of Fountain Way on October 16, 2022.

Fresno Police say they responded to the scene after a report of an injured man in the roadway. Officers arrived to determine the rider had been struck by a car while riding a bike. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The driver involved did not remain on the scene. Police are now looking for a suspect in the hit-and-run bicycle collision. They don’t know of any witnesses to the accident at this point, but they are checking into the possibility surveillance video was taken by nearby security cameras.

If you have any information about the driver or the vehicle involved in the crash, please contact the Fresno Police Department.

Help for Victims and their Families After a Fresno Bicycle Accident

Surviving victims of frightening bicycle accidents must often deal with long and difficult recoveries. A claim for damages can be filed against an insurance company in order to shield the victim from hospital and doctor expenses. The claim also demands reimbursement for the time at work the victim has lost. Victims may file to seek support or a family member can file on behalf of the victim.

If a hit-and-run driver is to blame and isn’t identified, it is still possible to earn compensation for the victim and close family members. A claim can be filed on the cyclist’s own car accident insurance or on a family member’s policy that covered the victim. This claim would utilize the policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.

Unfortunately, when victims are filing with their own insurance companies, it won’t mean they don’t have to fight for the proper amount of compensation to pay their medical bills. Insurance adjusters from a family’s own provider will still try to limit the support victims receive.

Contact a Fresno Bicycle Accident Lawyer

After an accident involving a serious injury or the tragic loss of a family member, contact an experienced Fresno bicycle accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian.  Mr. Gasparian offers a free consultation for victims and family members that’s completely confidential.

He works closely with clients to make sure victims and families receive everything they need from insurance companies so they can begin rebuilding their lives. It’s important that victims can pay for the best medical care available to get them back on their bikes again as soon as possible.


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