Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Bellevue Bicyclist Dies After Crash

Posted Friday, September 6, 2019 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextA Bellevue man who was hit by a vehicle died two days after a crash. The injuries sustained in the accident were too great and the bicyclist succumbed to those injuries. The accident happened near the corner of 8th street and 132nd avenue when a driver, attempting to make a turn, was allegedly blinded by the sun, resulting in the collision with the bicyclist, according to KOMO News. The bicyclist was rushed to the hospital, but later died from the injuries. It does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, but the investigation continues.

Visibility can be a major factor in auto accidents all across the country. While any auto accident can result in injury, accidents involving bicycles can often result in more serious injuries and death. In a battle of bicycle versus automobile, it is not hard to see that the automobile has the advantage.

It is not just the common culprits of decreased visibility – rain, fog, snow, etc., - that can result in accidents. Even sunshine can decrease a driver’s visibility of a bicyclist when driving, as evidenced by the accident detailed above. It is important to bicyclists to be vigilant when riding near auto traffic to do the most they can in keeping themselves safe and free of injury. The following are safety tips that every bicyclist should know:

Even the most vigilant bicycle riders can get in an accident. You can take every precaution possible, but you cannot control the actions of the drivers around you. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at Pivotal Law Group are here to help. Injuries can be costly and have a serious financial impact on your life. Our attorneys are dedicated to looking into every legal option for recovering damages sustained during a bicycle accident. Do not let one accident dictate your financial future. Contact us today for a consultation.