Bicycling can offer a variety of benefits to those who wish to travel in this manner. It can save on gas, allow for exercise and cost far less than buying a car. However, sharing the roadways with automobiles can pose serious hazards, and if a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, he or she could easily suffer fatal injuries as a result.
It was recently reported that an accident between a bicyclist and a vehicle took place in Alabama. Details on the event were few, but it was reported that the cyclist was traveling in the road and was hit by a car. The incident took place just before 7:20 p.m. It was unclear whether the driver of the car was the only individual in the vehicle.
The collision resulted in the bicyclist suffering fatal injuries. That person was reported as being 19 years old, but there was no additional identifying information available. The driver of the car remained on the accident site, and it was not mentioned whether any charges were filed. The incident was still under investigation at the time of the report.
The family of the young person killed in this Alabama crash may feel at a loss in more ways that one. They may not know how to handle the news that their loved one suffered fatal injuries or how to address the situation as a whole. Of course, they are certainly feeling the loss of their family member. If they feel that pursuing compensation could be right for their circumstances, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver of the car if that person is deemed at fault for the incident.
Source: al.com, “Nineteen-year-old bicyclist dies after being struck by motorist near Prattville“, Connor Sheets, Dec. 17, 2017