For many people in Indiana, bicycles provide a convenient mode of transportation that requires relatively little maintenance and saves on money. For others, riding their bicycle is an enjoyable hobby and a great form of exercise. However, all bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. Often, bicycle accidents happen so suddenly, it leaves the rider with little time to react and find protection. While many cyclists take active precautions to wear the right clothing, follow the laws and practice vigilance, there are times when a collision is unavoidable.
This was exactly the case in a recent bicycle crash in Melbourne Beach, Florida. A man was riding his bicycle and attempting to make a left-hand turn when he was hit by a car. The impact resulted in fatal injuries despite the man's decision to wear a helmet. Preliminary investigations revealed that someone had violated a right-of-way resulting in the deadly collision. Authorities declined to release details regarding the accident other than the driver of the vehicle was a 33-year-old male. They acknowledged that the investigation is ongoing, and it is yet to be determined what caused the accident.
It was later learned that the cyclist who died was a decorated Army veteran who had served in notable leadership positions for many years. His family and colleagues described his hard-working nature and positive demeanor. Many expressed shock and devastation following the accident. The crash comes on the heels of another fatal bicycle accident only a few days earlier in a neighboring area.
If people have been injured in a bicycle accident or know someone who has, they may benefit from the assistance of an attorney. With the guidance of a legal professional, they can rely on the expertise of someone who understands the risks that cyclists face on the road.