On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Car vs. bicycle accidents can be a very serious type of motor vehicle accident. Bicyclists can suffer severe injuries when they are struck by motor vehicles. This can be seen in a car vs. bicycle accident that occurred last weekend in Oregon. The accident happened near Cannon Beach, Oregon last Saturday. Reportedly, that afternoon, a minivan was travelling along Highway 101. The minivan was being driven by a 78-year-old woman from Washington. According to authorities, the minivan then went into the road’s shoulder and crashed into a bicycle which was travelling along the shoulder. The bicycle was being ridden by a 35-year-old woman from Hood River, Oregon. The 35-year-old woman reportedly was thrown from her bicycle as a result of this collision. Police reportedly are still in the process of investigating this car vs. bicycle accident. The 35-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in this crash. She was taken to a hospital in Portland after the accident. According to the article on the Seaside Signal’s website which reported this story, as of last Sunday morning, the 35-year-old woman was in critical condition. As this accident shows, collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles can result in bicyclists getting severely hurt. Given how harmful car vs. bicycle accidents can be, one hopes that all motor vehicle drivers in Oregon will do everything they reasonably can to prevent car vs. bicycle accidents. This includes making sure to obey all applicable traffic laws when out on the roads. It also includes being attentive when behind the wheel. Source: Seaside Signal, “Hood River woman critically injured in 101 bicycle-involved traffic crash,” July 9, 2012