COMMON INJURIES: What are six (6) common ways a bicyclist can get injured by a California motorist?

Many people enjoy the outdoors in San Diego, California, and as a result, San Diego has many bicycle lanes and people enjoying the outdoors on bikes.  In many cases, a bicycle accident results from a motorist's negligence or inattentiveness while operating his or her vehicle. The following are some common types of collisions that a cyclist may be injured in:

  • 1) A motor vehicle driver turning directly in front of a bicyclist;
  • 2) An automobile driver entering the street from a driveway or parking spot and pulls out into traffic in front of the bicyclist;
  • 3) A motorist's failure to yield at an intersection or running a stop sign or red light;
  • 4) A vehicle driver's inattention while driving past a bicyclist;
  • 5) An automobile driver's failure to look both ways when resuming travel after stopping at a stop sign;
  • 6) An automobile driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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