South Fork, CO – Juvenile Injured in Bicycle Accident on US-160
South Fork, CO (June 4, 2020) – An auto collision reported Saturday left one child injured, according to reports from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. At 3:48 p.m., on May 30, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an auto accident in the 34300 block of US Highway 160 east.
According to reports, a 12-year-old boy was riding his bicycle through the area when he was struck by a vehicle. The child suffered severe injuries to his lower extremities. Emergency crews responded to the scene and rendered treatment on-site before transporting the child to an area hospital for treatment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the child and his family at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Colorado
More than 45,000 bicycle accidents occur annually throughout the United States. Many of these accidents involve young children. When children are victimized in bicycle accidents by negligent drivers, they are at an increased risk of suffering brain trauma, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. The small and fragile structure of children leaves them more susceptible to catastrophic injuries. Although there are numerous laws enacted each year, we continue to see tens of thousands of people left with life-altering injuries due to the negligent actions of others.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, as a result of another motorist’s reckless, negligent, and careless behavior, it is crucial that you reach out to a skilled and knowledgeable Colorado bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs of medical treatment and various other expenses you and your family face moving forward.
When victims are injured in bicycle accidents, they often need help moving forward. Many bicyclists are left with overwhelming pain and suffering from their injuries. Victims who suffer serious injuries often require surgery and months of therapy. When children are victims of bicycle accidents, they can face life-altering consequences that impact them well into adulthood. For this reason, it is crucial to work with a legal team that is compassionate, effective, and dedicated to helping improve the quality of their clients’ lives.
The attorneys at Burg Simpson have spent over 40-years putting together a proven record of success while representing the best interests and legal rights of victims in South Fork and throughout the entire state. Our accident lawyers in Colorado have helped secure more than $1 billion in verdicts for our clients, and we remain dedicated to helping those harmed in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our team provides aggressive and effective legal representation to ensure victims get justice. Contact our Colorado injury lawyers today at (888) 895-2080 to discuss legal options available for you.
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