When you or a loved one head out on your bicycle, the last thing you should have to worry about is a negligent driver causing a crash. Unfortunately, we know that bicycle accidents do happen. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work if you or a loved one are injured. Our bicycle accident lawyers understand that these cases can be complex. Today, we want to discuss a recent bicycle crash that could claim the life of the victim.
A bike crash that happened on Sept. 9 is likely to take the life of a 73-year-old woman. Police say the incident happened at around 1:35 p.m. on South Broad Street/Route 501. The woman was on her bicycle heading west on East Second Avenue when she tried to cross Broad Street to get to West Second Avenue. A vehicle driven by a 38-year-old man was traveling in the opposite direction turned left to go north on Broad Street when he struck the bicyclist.
Police are still investigating this incident. They say that the traffic light was green at the time of the crash, but they will be looking into whether the driver should have yielded the right-of-way to the bicyclist.
Police say that the woman is not expected to survive her injuries.
We know that nearly every bicycle accident leads to an injury or a fatality. A passenger vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds can inflict serious damage to a bike rider. During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation says there were 1,127 bicycle crash injuries and 21 bicycle crash fatalities.
The injuries from these incidents are often severe. It is not uncommon for our bicycle accident attorneys to see the following:
In many cases, bicycle crashes occur because of the negligence of a vehicle driver. This can include them:
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we understand these cases and are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: