On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Car vs. bicycle accidents can result in bicyclists suffering serious injuries. Injuries suffered in such accidents can be very impactful on a bicyclist’s life. Thus, it is very important for motorists to drive responsibly when driving in areas where bicycles are present. Recently, a car vs. bicycle accident occurred in Oregon in which a man was seriously hurt. The accident occurred last Wednesday. That afternoon, a 26-year-old man was riding a bicycle westbound along a road in Damascus, Oregon. The man reportedly was riding in the road’s bicycle lane. Allegedly, a collision then occurred between the bicycle and an eastbound minivan that was making a left turn. The minivan was being driven by a 51-year-old woman. According to the OregonLive.com article which reported this story, authorities cited the 51-year-old woman with driving uninsured and making an unsafe left turn in connection to the crash. Reportedly, the 26-year-old man sustained major injuries in this car vs. bicycle accident. He was transported to a hospital after the crash. Reportedly, as of last Thursday, he was in serious condition. As this crash illustrates, car vs. bicycle accidents can cause a great deal of harm to bicyclists. Thus, it is very important for motorists to do everything they reasonably can to prevent car vs. bicycle accidents when out on the roads. This includes making sure to watch for bicycles when driving. It also includes practicing safe and careful driving when behind the wheel. One hopes that all motor vehicle driver’s in Oregon will do what they can to help keep the state’s roads safe for bicyclists. Source: OregonLive.com, “Gresham bicyclist in serious condition after crash in Damascus,” Rick Bella, Aug. 9, 2012 Our firm handles bicycle accident cases and a wide variety of other motor vehicle accident cases. If you would like to learn more about our practice, please see our Oregon bicycle accidents page.