Modified: December 8, 2022

Boy Injured in Bicycle Accident on Newport Road in Menifee – Wear a Helmet!

On November 30, 2022, a boy suffered serious head injuries in a bicycle accident involving a Chevrolet Traverse in Menifee, CA. Let’s explore the details of the incident with Ehline Law and our bicycle personal injury attorneys.

Bicycle Collision at an Intersection in Menifee, CA, Leaves Young Boy with Serious Head Trauma

On December 1, 2022, the Menifee 24/7 Facebook page, which provides the latest news in Menifee, CA, including deals, new restaurants, and more, broke the news of a boy involved in a severe bicycle accident.

The Rider Runs a Traffic Signal Before Getting into a Collision with Chevrolet Traverse

The boy was riding his bicycle eastbound on Newport Road’s north sidewalk when suddenly he turned southbound on Westlink Drive. According to the Menifee police, the accident occurred at 4 PM when the boy entered an intersection after running a stop signal and got hit by a Chevrolet Traverse.

Injured Boy Taken to Trauma Center after the Collision for Head Injury

Riverside County Fire Department officials were the first to arrive at the accident scene and immediately transported the injured boy to a trauma center for serious head injuries.

Driver Stays at Accident Scene with No Signs of Alcohol or Drugs

According to the police investigators, the driver remained at the accident scene for further questioning. There were no signs of alcohol or drugs involved, and the police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward.

Similar News of a Collision in Menifee, CA, in 2012

The media reported a similar incident like the one mentioned above that occurred in Menifee, CA, in 2012 when a boy riding a bicycle who was not wearing a helmet ran a stop signal on Antelope Road and suffered severe injuries after getting hit by a passing car.

Can the Boy’s Parents Recover Compensation for Their Loss?

In the “boy injured in bicycle accident on Newport Road in Menifee” incident, the boy’s parents may be able to recover compensation for wrongful death if the other party was also negligent.

It could be possible that the accident was preventable, but the driver was distracted, resulting in the boy’s death. Perhaps, the bicycle’s brakes failed, causing the boy to run a stop light. 

An impartial investigation can further reveal the events leading to the accident and determine the liable parties if there are any.

Many law firms are advertising their services, but it is essential for grieving families to only reach out to reputable and caring personal injury attorneys to ensure a stress-free experience.

Importance of Wearing a Helmet While Riding a Bicycle or Motorcycle

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. General Accounting Office reviewed more than 46 different studies on motorcycle helmets and helmet laws and found the following:

  • Fatality rates are 73% lower for helmeted riders than those without helmets.
  • Helmets reduce the risk of severe injuries by 85% compared to those not wearing helmets.
  • Helmets are 67% effective in preventing brain injuries from accidents.
  • Riders without a helmet are three times more likely to suffer brain injuries than riders wearing a helmet.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Ehline Law

After suffering injuries in a bicycle accident, it is crucial to protect your rights by securing the legal services of a reputable personal injury firm. Visit our website to learn more about bicycle accidents and how to protect your personal injury case.

If you lost a loved one in an accident due to another’s negligence, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys.

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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