8-year-old Injured in Fallbrook in Bicycle Collision with Automobile

Last Updated on: 7th February 2022, 09:12 am

A collision between a bicycle, operated by an 8-year-old Fallbrook boy, and a 2005 Chevrolet driven, by a 19-year-old Fallbrook woman, resulted in serious injuries to the boy.  The collision occurred on West Fallbrook Street on the east end of town in Fallbrook.  The driver of the Chevrolet was driving at approximately 15 mph when the boy was struck and trapped, along with his bicycle, underneath the Chevrolet.

Although a full report on the boy’s injures is not yet available, we wish the boy a full and speedy recovery. From a community perspective, this incident serve as a reminder that proper precautions should be taken for children, such as wearing a helmet or other protective gear, whenever engaging in potentially dangerous activities such a riding a bike, a skateboard, or scooters, for example.  Additionally, traveling motorists should also consider the prevalence and relative unawareness of child pedestrians, especially in residential areas.  Although traveling at a speed considered safe for the neighborhood in question may be one way to avoid accidents such as this, drivers should also always be on the lookout for children at play.

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Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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Attorney Bill Berman

William M. Berman, Esquire
Berman & Riedel, LLP
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