Victim Seriously Hurt in Cotati Bicycle Accident on Highway 116 ID’d as Channing Christy
Cotati, California (February 7, 2020) – The male party who was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in the area of Cotati at about 7:55 p.m. on February 5 has been identified as 24-year-old Channing Christy of Ukiah.
The bicycle collision involving a big rig took place on Wednesday night, along Highway 116.
As per the California Highway Patrol report, the accident involved the truck driven by 55-year-old David Zarate of Stockton and Channing Christy, who was riding his bike eastbound in the outside lane about a quarter-mile west of Stony Point Road.
The initial report indicated that Christy, who was wearing a helmet, was hit from behind by the truck for undisclosed reasons.
Officials said Christy‘s bike was equipped with a flashing red tail light that was activated at the time of the collision.
Christy was found laying down on the ground by medical personnel who responded at the scene shortly after the wreck. She was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment of major injuries sustained in the crash.
Detectives believed that Zarate was not impaired by drugs or alcohol during the occurrence of the accident.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice.
Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.