Is Drunk Driving to Blame of this Hit and Run Bicycle Accident?

Road Bike AccidentA California woman was arrested for drunk driving after she allegedly hit a cyclist and abandoned him on the street. Only hours before the accident, she had boasted about her new Mercedes on social media. A local bus driver says that he saw the exact model of car commit a hit and run.

The police later arrested the woman for drunk driving. They identified that the new car had damages that would be consistent with the bicycle accident. She has been charged with hit-and-run and drunk driving.

The cyclist has cuts and possibly also a broken leg.

A Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice After a Drunk Driving Collision

It appears that this cycling accident was caused by the woman’s poor judgement. She decided to drive drunk, and after her negligence caused someone harm, she left an injured person on the street.

In cases like this, a personal injury lawyer can help a victim navigate the legal system to help get funds for things like medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other funds needed to help stay afloat during recovery. In this particular case, the driver will face criminal charges, but these will not necessarily do anything to help the injured cyclist endure the coming months.

If you or someone you love is the victim of a drunk driver, the first step should of course be to seek the necessary medical attention. If possible, you might also want to obtain any necessary documentation related to the bicycle or car crash, such as the other party’s insurance and contact information. Once you know that you are safe, you should seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Bonnici Law Group is a San Diego personal injury lawyer who handles issues such as drunk driving, bicycle accidents and medical malpractice.