Bicyclists, like pedestrians, are some of the most vulnerable members of traffic. Unfortunately, due to their vulnerability, cyclists are often seriously injured or even killed when they are involved in traffic accidents involving motor vehicles.
Recently, a Miami bicyclist was killed while riding his bicycle near South Pointe Park, according to WPLG-TV. The accident reportedly occurred near the park’s entrance and involved a garbage removal truck.
Authorities reported that after the cyclist, who appeared to be in his 40s and wearing a wedding band according to witnesses, was hit by the garbage truck, the truck driver did stop and remain at the scene. The police were still investigating the incident at the time of this report.
I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was the victim of a bicycle wreck caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be able to recover compensation through a civil lawsuit, which could help you pay for hospital bills, rehab expenses or funeral costs.
To learn more about where the money goes following a successful verdict or settlement, watch the video below or give us a call today.
Did You Know?: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2012.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys