Salt Lake City Man Injured In Auto - Bike Accident
A Utah bicycle crash took place on February 15, 2009 in Salt Lake City. According to KSL news, a man was riding his bicycle along Holladay Boulevard through the intersection at 6200 South, when a woman turned left in front of the bicyclist, causing him to slam into her car. The bicyclist suffered injuries. Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet and did not sustain a serious brain injury. The driver of the car will be cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
The bicyclist would benefit from contacting an experienced Utah bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney to explain what car insurance policies he can make a claim under. Most people do not know they can make a claim under more than one insurance policy.
More and more people are using bicycles for commuting purposes. Drivers must always be attentive to bicyclists and pedestrians when driving and always yield the right-of-way. Left hand turns are especially hazardous as many drivers forget to watch for pedestrians before they turn. Statistics show that 23,000 hospital visits and 580,000 emergency room admissions are due to bicycle-related injuries each year. In 2007, 700 bicyclists were killed in accidents, 90% of which involved an automobile. As this crash demonstrated, helmets are a necessary safety precaution. Studies have found helmets prevent serious brain trauma in up to 88% of all crashes. For more information concerning pedestrian and bicycle injuries and accidents, visit our websites Library section. (http://utahaccidentlawfirm.com/library/)