Riding a bike is a pastime that many people in the United States enjoy. From toddlers all the way up to senior citizens, almost anyone can bicycle. For the most part, bicycle accidents are rare, but they do happen. One common type of accident that bicyclists are involved in are car accidents.
Bicyclists hit by cars may face serious injuries and even death. Injured cyclists may also fall into a coma. Others may become permanent paraplegics as a result of their injuries. Still, others may have fractured body parts. Because bicyclists involved in car accidents may sustain a heavy hit, there are a variety of injuries they may suffer.
Everyone can play a role in preventing bicycle and car accidents. Bicyclists can take a number of actions that reduce their likelihood of being hit by a car. For example, they can avoid driving in a car’s blind spot. They can place flashing lights on the front and rear of their bikes. Even placing a mirror on a bicycle can help.
When a bicyclist is involved in a car accident, the bicyclist is not always at fault; sometimes it is the driver of the automobile’s fault. Cars may be speeding, not stop at a stop sign, or may be driving in the bike lane when they should not be. It is important to note that car drivers can be responsible for hitting bicycles.