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UPDATE: Clovis YouTube Star Nidal Wonder, 13, Stable After Willow, Sierra Ave Scooter vs Car Crash

Clovis, CA – According to KSEE, the teen injured by being struck by a car while riding an electric scooter on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, has been released from the hospital.

Known for his funny YouTube videos, which have 2.2 million followers, 13-year-old Nidal Wonder struck near Willow and Sierra Avenues. The critical injuries, including a dangerous head wound, brain bleeding, fractured collarbone, bruised ribs, and a broken leg nearly proved fatal. Wonder has expressed gratitude to have been able to survive the crash.

No details have been released about the other vehicle involved in the crash or its driver. The investigation is ongoing.

Personal Injury Claims

After a vehicular accident, in addition to emotional distress, victims and their families can be overwhelmed with the sudden financial burdens of medical bills, loss of income due to recovery time, and, in unfortunate circumstances, burial fees.

The responsibility for these costs should fall upon those responsible for causing these injuries and their insurance provider. However, insurance companies will try to minimize the compensation for any claim they cannot deny, which is why having the help of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in ensuring justice for victims of vehicular accidents.

Duty of Care Toward Cyclists and Pedestrians

Cyclists and pedestrians are owed a “duty of care” from drivers no matter where they meet. Motorists are legally obligated to monitor the roads ahead, and all mirrors and blind spots, for any rider who may be nearby. Drivers must hit the brakes to avoid any chance of a collision. This legal responsibility stems from the fact that cyclists and pedestrians travel with less protection alongside heavier and faster cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Drivers must also stop once a collision has occurred to get medical attention for a cyclist or pedestrian as fast as possible. Remaining on the scene, turning on hazard lights, and blocking off traffic also reduce the chances of the victim being struck by approaching motorists who may not be able to see an injured cyclist down in the street.

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