Two victims of bicycle accidents earlier this month have turned to Phoenix bicycle accident lawyers at Abels & Annes for representation.
Both accidents occurred in Chicago, Illinois. On August 6 at about 7 p.m., an 11-year-old boy was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bike on the sidewalk along 98th Street in Chicago. The Oldsmobile left the roadway, struck the child, and fled the scene. An alert witness was able to provide a license plate number to police. The boy was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.
In the second incident, a woman was riding her bike on the bike path near Solider Field at about 7 p.m. August 14. Police report she was struck by a taxi cab that did not stop at a bike crossing. Instead, the 2008 Crown Victoria taxi cab accelerated through the crossing, striking the cyclist with the car’s left front fender.
The accident occurred on the Lake Shore bike path near Burnham Harbor in Chicago. The 24-year-old cyclist was transported to the hospital with back pain as well as multiple cuts and abrasions. She is seeking follow up treatment with an orthopedic doctor.
As the weather cools in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, tourists, winter residents and cyclists will share the roads in larger numbers. Avoiding a Phoenix bicycle accident requires motorists to share the road and yield the right of way. Attempting to crowd a bike rider, or ignoring his or her rights to the road, is a recipe for disaster.
The Arizona Department of Transportation reports a total of 1,989 bicycle accidents in 2008. Fourteen riders were killed and 1,565 were injured.
If you have been injured in an Arizona bicycle accident, contact the Phoenix injury lawyers at Abels & Annes for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call (602) 819-5191 today.