Not all bicycle accidents in Tucson involve a motor vehicle. Dangerous road conditions, potholes and broken drains located on city streets can cause injury to a cyclist. The Arizona Daily Star reported than an accident occurred when a man who was riding his bike at the intersection of Euclid Ave. and East Broadway in Tucson rode over a storm drain with a missing metal bar. His bike stopped completely, causing him to fall. Luckily, only minor injuries were sustained.
The city of Tucson has pledged to fix the problem so that other riders don’t experience this type of accident. The cyclist said that he was fortunate to have been slowing down for a red light, so his fall was not as bad as it could have been. However, for other cyclists who may be going at a higher speed on a green light, the outcome could be much worse.
It is the responsibility of all cyclists and motorists to share the road when commuting from place to place. However, it is the local and state government’s responsibility to ensure that city streets are safe and free of hazards that may cause harm to individuals out on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Arizona bike accident resulting from a hazardous road condition or the negligence of a motorist or other party, you deserve to know your rights and seek compensation for your injuries. The dedicated Arizona bike accident injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. will explain all of your options to you and make sure that you understand your rights so that you can make the best decision for your situation. Call (602) 978-6400 today to speak with one of our skilled and knowledgeable Tucson personal injury attorneys.