New River, AZ – Teen Struck & Seriously Injured in Bicycle Accident at Daisy Mountain Dr
New River, AZ (March 17, 2020) – A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Anthem on Tuesday.
Per reports from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was riding his bicycle shortly before 2:00 p.m. in the area of Anthem Way and Daisy Mountain Drive when a car hit him. Local paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after the crash occurred and transported the boy to a hospital.
Deputies are investigating whether speed or impairment may be a factor.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and his family in hopes of a quick recovery.
Injurious Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
Per data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise. Furthermore, approximately 40 percent of fatal bicycle crashes were caused by vehicles rear-ending cyclists, even when riders were observing traffic laws by using bike lanes or the sidewalk.
Cyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death after a crash. These victims are often left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and severe emotional trauma. When victims succumb to their injuries, families are left to pick up the pieces, negotiating with insurance companies and handling funeral costs while grieving their loved ones. However, the victims and families affected by these bicycle accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a crash, ELG Law’s team of bicycle accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about seeking the fair compensation you deserve.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.