Recent Utah Tragedies Highlight Dangers Facing Bicyclists On The Road
Bicycle accidents can cause devastating injuries when a vehicle is involved. With little to protect bicyclists from negligent drivers, the results of bike crashes can be devastating. Serious injuries can render a victim unable to work and suffering from constant pain. Many accidents are so severe that they result in the death of the bicyclist.
As recently reported in the news, a 56-year-old Utah man was struck by a car while crossing the street on his bicycle. The victim, whose identity was not released, was initially in critical condition, with serious head and other injuries. His condition was soon upgraded to serious condition after his admission to a local hospital. Although the victim survived the crash, only time will tell to what extent the accident will affect his life and the lives of his loved ones.
In another incident, a 60-year-old Utah man was killed when his bicycle was struck by a distracted driver. In this case, the victim was identified as a well-known and respected third district judge. The judge was riding up a canyon on the correct side of the road while the driver, an elderly man from out-of-state, was headed down the road. The driver became distracted by the scenery, and then veered across the oncoming lane and into the shoulder, where he fatally struck the innocent bicyclist.
Many bicycle accidents are caused by drivers, especially distracted drivers. If you were involved in a bicycle accident and the negligent actions of the driver were to blame, contact a qualified personal injury attorney to help you pursue compensation for the injuries and financial losses you have suffered. At the law office of Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, our experienced legal team is dedicated to protecting injured cyclists and will help you prepare a claim that is in your best interests.