Bicycling is a popular hobby and form of transportation in many parts of the United States, but the lack of protection that a bicyclist has while riding is disturbingly low. When an accident takes place and involves a car and a bicycle, it can leave the rider injured or even killed. Unfortunately, one crosswalk accident in Massachusetts recently injured a bicyclist seriously enough to require medical treatment.
The accident took place on the afternoon of March 20 just before 1:45 p.m. and involved two motor vehicles and one bicycle. The accident reportedly occurred after a black car ran a red light and struck a white van, which caused the white van to hit an individual on a bicycle. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene of the accident soon after it occurred and rushed the victim to the hospital.
The victim’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening, but the current condition of the victim is unknown. No other injuries were reported from the crosswalk accident. The driver of the black car that ran the red light told Massachusetts police that the brakes on that vehicle apparently failed.
Once police find out exactly what took place, the injured victim of the crosswalk accident may have the right to seek monetary compensation for their injuries. Compensation could be used by the victim to pay for any hospital bills that are received because of the accident. Financial restitution could hopefully help the victim focus on recovering and returning to a normal routine instead of worrying about unexpected bills from the hospital.
Source: The Boston Globe, Truck hits person in Back Bay, Jacqueline Tempera, March 20, 2014