A bicyclist was hospitalized after being hit by a car over the weekend in southeast Clovis. The crash occurred near the intersection of Ashlan Avenue and Willow Avenue Saturday night, according to the Clovis Police Department.
YourCentralValley.com reported that it happened sometime before 10:20 p.m. on June 3, 2023. Clovis Police Officers found that a car had struck a bicyclist. They provided first aid to the cyclist before the man was transported to the hospital for what was characterized as “urgent treatment” by first responders.
The driver involved stayed at the scene to cooperate and answer questions from investigators. Officers continue to examine the circumstances leading up to the collision. If you witnessed the accident or know any additional details about what happened, please contact the Clovis Police Department.
Bicycling Dangers in Clovis
Bicyclists have some bike trails and bike lanes to take advantage of in Clovis. But on some routes, they must take to the lanes alongside fast-moving cars, SUVs, and Trucks. Riders have the same rights to the lanes that motorists do, but drivers don’t always show cyclists the care that’s necessary to keep them safe.
Drivers can glance at an email on their phones and veer over onto a cyclist. They can also fail to pay enough attention to spot riders using the street and then turn directly in front of them.
California transportation officials track the frightening bicycle accidents in Clovis each year. In 2021, there were 19 bicycle crashes involving injury across Clovis. That number increased slightly to 23 serious bicycle accidents in 2022.
That’s not a number that a small city like Clovis can be proud of. It’s on every driver to yield to the rights of cyclists when they must share the road. Fresno County drivers should slow down and never pass a defenseless rider unless there is plenty of room to do so.
A Word About Bicycle Accidents in Clovis…
Cycling accident victims in Clovis and Fresno County can seek full compensation for their medical costs after a frightening accident caused by a careless driver. Victims should have all of their hospital bills covered and get reimbursement for the time they must miss from work.
It’s critical that injured cyclists can focus on healing, and getting back on a bike, instead of worrying over enormous medical bills now and in the months to come. To find out more about the benefits available to accident victims and their families please visit our informational page here.