Cyclist Who Sustained Injury Worried About Safety
A man riding his bike in Senoia was hit by a car in March. The driver of the vehicle that struck the cyclist will faced multiple felony charges as a result of the collision and his decisions immediately after.
According to reports, a man was riding his bicycle up a hill on March 30. The man was on Gordon Road with other cyclists and was hit by a Honda Fit. The driver, apparently impatient, had passed a small part of the group, honking and yelling as he did. Once the man made it past the group, he turned his car around, heading toward the cyclists. He then struck one of the riders, sending that man to the pavement.
The bicyclist sustained only minor soft tissue injuries, and the driver ended up turning himself in. Although the rider was not seriously injured, the incident has shed light on the serious safety issues that cyclists face while sharing the road with vehicles.
Statistics say that as many as 16 cyclists lose their lives in Georgia each year. In fact, the state has one of the highest rates of death for riders. Some blame this on a lack of knowledge regarding laws and that both cyclists and drivers feel as though they own the road. It is important to remember that when a bicycle is being ridden on the road, it is considered to be a vehicle and is subject to the same laws that govern passenger cars.
If you have sustained a soft tissue injury in Atlanta in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Reach out to our experienced team of injury attorneys today for a free case evaluation.