Despite the wet weather the Verde Valley has seen lately, bicycle riders remain true to their preferred method of transportation and we are deeply concerned for the rider that was hurt in a crash reported by My Radio Place on August 24. The accident happened in the afternoon near Mingus Street and 10th Street when a bicyclist ran into a motor vehicle.
There was no word on what caused the accident or if negligent driving played a role. The cyclist was injured but refused ambulance transportation. No updates on his condition have been reported and it was not indicated whether he was wearing a helmet at the time the accident occurred. We are worried about this cyclist and hope that he has sought the medical attention he needs to recover.
What to Do in a Cottonwood Bicycle Collision
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that Cottonwood bicycle collisions are among the roughly 270 crashes that happen in the city annually. These accidents are known for causing injuries to more than 100 people, and more than 20 crashes in Cottonwood each year are the result of drunk driving.
Statewide, yearly reports indicate the occurrence of roughly 1,910 Arizona bicycle accidents that cause injuries to more than 1,250 individuals on those bicycles. Riders who are involved in a collision in Cottonwood should move off the roadway if they are able and wait for help. Most importantly, bicycle riders who are hit by a car should never deny medical treatment since only a trained physician can determine whether unseen injuries are present.
Why Contact a Cottonwood Bicycle Collision Attorney
The bicycle rider in this collision may have refused medical treatment at the scene but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t contact a skilled personal injury attorney. The Husband and Wife Law Team can help the rider determine if his situation merits a personal injury lawsuit and we would do whatever we could to help him recoup the costs of seeking medical treatment, taking days off from work to heal,z and repairs or replacement of his bicycle. If you were hit by a car while riding your bicycle, contact Cottonwood bicycle crash injury attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer for advice and a free consultation now.