Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured in Bicycle Accident in Yuma
- May 7, 2012
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Yuma Accident Attorney | Bicycle Accident
Alex & Saavedra, Yuma bicycle collision attorneys, are always eager to aid the injured individual and help negotiate a fair and just settlement sufficient to cover injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage or repairs. Bicycle accidents and bicycle crashes can be especially dangerous as bicycle riders have no real way of protecting themselves against the impact force of an automobile, or the force of making contact with the ground.
Yuma Bicycle Accident
KSWT recently reported about an Yuma automobile accident in which the motorist struck the 18-year-old male bicycle rider while making a right turn at the corner of 15th Street and 4th Avenue. The bicyclist was reportedly riding on the side walk and was crossing the street just as the driver of the automobile executed a right-hand turn.
The driver of the white Honda said, ”I approached the stop sign on 4th Avenue and 15th and I looked to my left. I made a complete stop,” said Yolanda Pinuelas, driver of the Honda. “No cars were coming and as I was going, there was a guy on a bicycle that I hit.”
Not being seen is a common problem for bicycle riders and many bicycle riders are involved in car accidents like this one for this very reason. Motorists should exercise extreme caution when bicycle riders are present. And likewise, bicycle riders are well-advised to ensure they are “seen” by motorists.
Yuma Bicycle Collision Statistics
The Yuma Police Department says that during winter months almost 60 injury accidents occur weekly in Yuma. The accident rate descreases during the summer correspondent to the population decrease.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) tracks and analyses accidents of all types and provides an annual report each year as to type, location, severity, etc. Each year, on average there are more than 1,900 accidents involving bicycles with injury of approximately 1,600 people.
Yuma Bicycle Collision Attorney Can Help You
Bicycle riders involved sustaining serious injuries from involvement in automobile accidents can contact the attorneys at Alex & Saavedra P.C. for a free consultation. During this consultation the skilled trial attorneys will discuss the bicycle accident details and see if there is sufficient information available to build a strong case for you.
With many years of accident injury experience and bicycle accidents in particular, the Yuma bicycle attorneys examine the evidence, take and review statements from witnesses, and other facts of the case.
For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and Bicycle Accident Attorney , call Alex & Saavedra at 602-971-1775.