[04-14-2024] Alameda County, CA – Bicyclist Severely Injured Following Bicycle Vs. Vehicle Crash in Berkeley

Published April 14, 2024

[04-14-2024] Alameda County, CA – Bicyclist Severely Injured Following Bicycle Vs. Vehicle Crash in BerkeleyA bicyclist was severely injured following a bicycle vs. vehicle crash in Berkeley on Sunday morning, April 14, 2024.

According to the Berkeley Police Department, the serious crash happened just before 10:50 a.m. on San Pablo Avenue, south of Dwight Way.

Reports indicate that a vehicle going southbound on San Pablo struck a bicyclist and pinned him against a parked car, resulting in major injuries.

Police described the victim’s injury as a severed leg after it got caught under the vehicle. Responders immediately sprung into action upon arrival and treated the victim’s leg along with a bystander with medical training.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. He was later identified as 19-year-old Torin W. and was arrested for a separate case related to vehicle theft after a few days.

There is no word yet about the present condition of the victim. His identity, age, and city of residence were not available immediately as well.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.