Bicyclist Injured in Collision With Distracted Driver
SPOKANE, WA (April 4, 2019)
A bicyclist was seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle Sunday evening, March 31st, at the cross streets of Assembly Road and 28th Avenue.
State Highway officials were called to the scene following the accident which occurred at roughly 5:07 p.m.
Investigators have been able to determine that an 18-year-old teen girl had been behind the wheel of a 2013 4-door sedan before hitting the victim who had been riding with traffic.
The victim identified as Jacob Fisher sustained major injuries for which he was hospitalized for. He is expect to survive, according to officials.
Meanwhile, the teenage girl was confirmed to have been distracted for unknown reasons prior to hitting Fisher. She was not determined to have been under the influence but was cited.
Bicycle Vs. Vehicle Accident Investigation
In most instances, pedestrians and bicyclists possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist. Authorities have assigned liability to the driver leaving Jacob Fisher with the right to a personal injury claim.
Injured pedestrian and bicycle accident victims not found at-fault for a given incident are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and hospital bills, as well as, pain and suffering.
Spokane Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by another party in the Spokane area, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.