Police are looking for a hit and run driver who struck a teenage cyclist in Anaheim.
The hit and run collision took place before midnight Last Wednesday in the 900 block of North Harbor Boulevard near La Palma Avenue. The victim was a teenage male. There is video of the collision. The video shows the victim lying on the ground with a puddle of blood next to him.
The driver fled the scene. The victim was left, with severe injuries, in the street. Luckily, a Good Samaritan pulled over and helped the hit-and-run victim. The Good Samaritan and just finished her shift at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. She pulled over and called 911. She described seeing the victim’s white shirt on the ground. The victim was lying on the ground on his stomach, but he wasn’t moving. His bike was lying next to him. The Good Samaritan could hear him breathing, and immediately called 911.
The victim was rushed to the hospital. He was in critical condition at UC Irvine Medical Center. The victim was treated for severe head injuries. Police believe he is between 16 and 18 years old. Police are still searching for the driver. There is currently no suspect description. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the hit-and-run driver.
Bicycle safety is incredibly important. In the case of a bicycle and car collision, the bicyclist will be more likely to sustain injuries than the motorist. Injuries from such collisions are often quite severe. Common injuries include head trauma and internal bleeding. It is important for all bicyclists and motorists to be careful on the road.
Bicyclists must ride as if they are like any other motorists on the road. Each bicyclist must obey all traffic signs and signals. A bicyclist should never ride against traffic. Motorists are not prepared for bicyclists going against traffic. Remember to use hand signals. This is a bicyclist’s only mode of communication with motorists. You should signal not only because it is required by law but also for your own safety. Don’t drive between parked cars. This will make it difficult for motorists to see you. You should follow lane markings. If you need to turn, you should ride in the appropriate turning lane. Bicyclists need to be especially careful while turning. Bicyclists are often in motorists’ blind spots in intersections.
If you are ever in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact an Anaheim car accident lawyer.