Our experienced Tucson bicycle accident attorneys were dismayed to hear the news that a bicycle rider was hit in a collision with a mid-sized SUV on February 27, according to NBC4. The cyclist was traveling on North Alvernon when the rider was struck by the SUV.
Although no reports have been issued indicating whether the cyclist or the driver of the SUV was at fault for this incident, the seriousness of the accident caused the closure of both east- and west-bound traffic for the entire morning, and motorists were instructed to find alternate routes around the intersection at East Pima and North Alvernon. We are saddened by the seriousness of this accident and our hearts go out to the family of the bicycle rider and their family.
What Caused This Tucson Car Accident?
At present, it is unclear what caused this Tucson car accident, but it is clear that the bicyclist was injured in the collision. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), nearly 2,000 bicyclists are involved in collisions with motor vehicles each year, and of those crashes, nearly 1,650 results in either injury or death. One of the most common causes of car-on-cyclist collisions is the failure to share the road. While many counties and cities provide ample space outside the white line of traffic, or even lanes specifically designed for bicycles, riding in these areas is not always possible, and drivers are reminded to be aware of cyclists on the road.
How Can An Experienced Tucson Car Accident Attorney Help?
The injured bicyclist and their family could benefit from the assistance of a personal injury attorney. While the cyclist is recovering, he is likely to suffer emotionally as well as financially and experience lost wages from large amounts of time off work, high medical bills from surgery and therapy, unpaid bills due to lost wages, and other expenses that need to be taken care of. Our personal injury attorneys can help by preparing accident statements, filing lawsuits, engaging in litigation, and working hard to ensure that the victim receives just compensation for not only property damage, but all damages. If you’re a cyclist that’s been injured in a collision with a motor vehicle, the Husband and Wife Law Team may be able to help. Call the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today for a free consultation.