Indiana residents eager to get outside for some exercise and fresh air in the lovely months of summer should be able to do so without worry of problems. Sadly that is not always possible especially when one's chosen means of activity involves sharing the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Bicycling or even running along sidewalks, bike lanes and paths inevitably puts people on bikes or on foot at risk of being hit by vehicles.
A man from New Carlisle set out on a beautiful Saturday morning to get his dose of physical activity only to have his ride cut severely short by a driver who failed to even stop after hitting him. Few details are known other than the fact that the man was riding in La Porte County along a stretch of Indiana-2 when a witness reported that he was struck by a green pickup truck. The woman who saw the accident was apparently not aware at the time that it was a person who had been hit. The driver of the truck did not stop and has not yet been located or identified.
Authorities were called to the scene where they transported the injured man to a hospital in South Bend. The cyclist's pelvis has been broken and while he has already undergone one surgery, a subsequent operation may be required.
When unnecessary injuries result due to the negligence of other persons, Indiana residents may not always know where to turn for help. Talking to an attorney in these situations may provide insight on how one may seek compensation.
Source: WNDU.com, "New Carlisle man recovering after hit and run accident," Joel Porter, June 5, 2017