An SUV and a bicycle collided in a parking lot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bicyclist saw the car heading toward him and jumped off the bike as the car struck him. The cyclist had suffered a broken leg. The SUV driver was found semi-conscious with a very weak pulse. They were both taken to the hospital.
The majority of bike accidents happen at intersection, where a cyclist is most at risk of getting struck by a car. In fact, more than 40 percent of bicycle-car accidents happen at intersections. A cyclist can also be struck by a car on a parking lot or on a narrow road. In order to minimize the risk of bike collision with cars, cyclists need to maximize their visibility, know the rules of the road, and learn to recognize hazards. The law imposes duty of care on drivers and bicyclists.
Under Pennsylvania bicycle law, drivers should allow a 4-foot berth between their vehicles and bicyclists and should yield right-of-way to bicyclists. Bicyclists, in turn, are required to follow the rules of the road. Cyclists who do not follow road rules or do not keep a proper lookout may be held responsible for a bike-car collision.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Philadelphia, call an experienced personal injury lawyer for help. A reputable personal injury law firm with experience in handling bike-car collision cases will help you recover money damages for your injuries. The Lassen Law Firm represents bicycle accident victims on a contingency fee – we will not get paid unless we win your case. To maximize your financial recovery, call the Lassen Law Firm now.