[Oakdale, CA] – Steven Barthram Hurt After Hit-and-Run Bicycle Incident on River Road
Steven Barthram Put in Hospital After Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident Near Oakdale
December 05, 2020 – Steven Barthram, age 54, was seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 P.M. Moreover, the man from Waterford was injured in a hit-and-run accident that involved a vehicle on River Road.
As per the California Highway Patrol, Mr. Barthram was riding his bicycle. Then, a vehicle moving in the same direction hit him.
Not only that, but the CHP said that the crash happened on River Road, just east of Sawyer Avenue in Oakdale.
Upon arrival, rescue officials transported the injured bicyclist in an Oak Valley Ambulance to Memorial Medical Center located in Modesto.
Additionally, the Modesto Fire Department mentioned that Mr. Barthram’s injuries were moderate and remains in a stable condition.
Investigating officials said that the crash happened because the driver was speeding. Unfortunately, the suspect driver fled the scene of the crime.
Afterward, reports stated how the suspects’ vehicle can be identified with a missing a right-side rearview mirror.
Likewise, investigators are asking witnesses to call the CHP Modesto office at 209-545-7440 or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
Both bicyclists, as well as drivers, should pay close attention to those around them. Likewise, they should always try to keep a considerable distance from one another.
Subsequently, this a good precaution at any time that harms is near. Especially when lives are at stake.
Reasons to Wear a Helmet
There are people who think that wearing a helmet is “nerdy” or “uncomfortable”.
However, if you want to protect your head caused by injuries due to falling, then wearing a motorcycle helmet is essential.
- Protect your brain – Head injuries are one of the main causes of death. Traumatic brain injuries can happen when motorcyclists do not wear a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that motorcycles made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2017 alone.
- Follow the law – Not all states have the same laws regarding motorcycle helmets. For example, in Arizona, you must wear a helmet if you are 17 or younger. However, in a state like Alabama, all riders are required to wear one. It is best to know in advance, so look at your local laws regarding motorcycle helmets.
- Keeps your head insulated – If you have ridden your motorcycle in the rain, then you know it can be very irritating without a helmet. It is important that you are dry and comfortable when operating a motorbike.
- Avoid large medical bills – The risk of having a huge medical bill is extremely high if you were not wearing a helmet during an accident. Not only the initial medical bills, but long-term bills could affect you later if you suffered a long-term injury.
To the family and friends of Steven Barthram, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.