A simple bike ride in Minnesota turned into tragedy for a man recently. A bicyclist is susceptible to suffering major injuries in a car accident because the individual has nothing to shield him or her from oncoming vehicles. If a bicyclist is injured because another person wasn’t paying attention to his or her surroundings on the road, this can be deemed negligence in many cases.
The recent crash took place after 6 a.m. on a recent Thursday. It happened on a county road, according to police. The bicyclist, said to be 41, was hit by a car and had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter.
The man’s condition was considered to be critical. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old male driving the car that allegedly struck the bicyclist suffered no injuries. Police continued to investigate what may have led to the crash.
The man on the bicycle has the right to file a liability claim against the driver of the car that reportedly ran into him. His critical injuries will likely require costly medical treatment, and the man may have to also miss work in order to spend time healing from his injuries. Monetary damages awarded in a personal injury claim might help him to cover these losses in addition to helping to address emotional distress caused by the sudden car accident. If a police investigation shows that the motorist was driving too fast or not abiding by other traffic rules, proof of this type of negligent driving behavior may be used to try to establish his financial responsibility in the Minnesota wreck.
Source: CBS Minnesota, “Bicyclist Critically Injured After Crash With Car“, , July 31, 2014