Bicycle crashes are fairly common in areas where cyclists share space with vehicles. Even with bike lanes, drivers may not notice cyclists or could make mistakes that result in a crash.
Take, for example, a case of a teen who was struck in Florida. A teenager in Kissimmee had to be airlifted to the hospital after being struck on his bike by a vehicle. The Oct. 7 report stated that the teen was traveling on Fortune Avenue when he was struck. The boy, around 15 years old, was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital for serious injuries.
In this instance, the driver remained at the scene. Since the incident happened recently, the police are still investigating the cause.
Bicycle accidents like this one are common. While those who ride bikes should know that bicycle crashes are likely to occur, crashes with vehicles are among the worst. If you are hit, you should be aware that you should not rush to get up and move.
Immediately after a crash, victims are filled with adrenaline. That adrenaline rush will subside, and that’s when you may feel the true impact of the collision. Before you do anything, check your body and call 911. Move your limbs and be careful when standing.
Crashes happen, and when they do, it’s important to hold those responsible liable for their role in the collision. If you suffer injuries or lose a loved one in bicycle crash, your attorney can help you put together an insurance claim or work through a personal injury lawsuit to help you get the compensation you need.