Oakland, CA – 14-Year-Old Critically Injured in Bicycle Accident at Intersection
Oakland, CA (January 29, 2019) – Police responded to a bicycle accident this month that caused the 14-year-old cyclist to become critically injured at a local intersection. The accident took place when the cyclist was struck by 36-year-old Leah Conner, who then fled the scene of the accident.
Police were originally called to the scene of the accident at the intersection of 35th Avenue and San Leandro Street. At the time, police say that Conner was already on probation and facing felony charges related to other convictions. However, she has now been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
The teen had been riding a bicycle when he was struck by Conner’s vehicle while approaching the intersection. The teen was stuck underneath the vehicle and dragged four blocks until Conner stopped. Conner knew that the teen had become lodged under her vehicle but continued to drive, trying multiple times to ditch the teenager on the road.
Witnesses said that Conner and her passenger got out of their vehicle in a private driveway and looked at the victim, but then got back in and fled the scene. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found the teen in critical condition and took him to the hospital where he was treated for broken bones and internal injuries.
Police found Conner several hours later and made their arrest. The investigation into the matter continues at this time.
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the cyclist who was injured in this accident. We understand how difficult it must be to face the aftermath of this accident and we would like to extend our warmest prayers.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Between 2010-2012, California experienced 338 collision deaths involving bicyclists. California now leads the nation in deaths related to cyclists. Many of the worst bicycle accidents in California take place due to reasons such as drivers who are speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, and many other causes. When a cyclist enters into the path of a driver, there is no telling what can happen. In the midst of one of these accidents, you might be feeling alone, but this is simply not the case, as our bicycle accident attorneys are here for you.
The police are currently working on their investigation into this matter, as there are many elements that play a role in hit-and-run accidents. At Brady Law Group, we have helped countless individuals who have been involved in these serious accidents. We will not stop fighting for you and will work to protect your rights in your time of need. Contact us for more information at 866-478-6483.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.