The riders of a bicycle and motorcycle both suffered life-threatening injuries after colliding with each other in a recent Mira Mesa accident.
The accident took place Thursday, August 24 at about 5:35 a.m. According to the San Diego Police Department, the bike rider began cutting across the road from the right lane near the intersection with Parkdale Avenue. The 28-year-old cyclist was reportedly attempting to turn north against a red light. At that time, he collided with the 56-year-old motorcyclist, who was in the left lane heading east and had a green light.
The two victims were transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, and the westbound lanes of Mira Mesa Boulevard had to be shut down between Montongo Street and Parkdale for officers to investigate.
Bike riders must act in safe manner
Bicyclists have equal rights to the road, but they also share a responsibility to act safely. They must obey all rules of the road and yield the right of way just like the driver of a car or motorcycle would. Unfortunately, some bike riders cut corners and don’t always obey traffic laws.
In other words, a bicyclist who does not yield the right of way and then crosses into traffic would be considered liable for any accident that occurs as a result. While it’s too early to tell for sure, this was likely the situation in the recent Mira Mesa accident.
For more information on the elements of liability associated with both bicycle and motorcycle accidents, work with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire.