West Richland, Washington – Bicyclist Injured After Getting Struck in Hit-and-Run
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 12:12 am
West Richland, Washington (March 29, 2020) – A bicyclist was injured after getting struck by a car in the area of West Van Giesen Street and Grosscup Boulevard on Sunday morning. According to the article from KEPR News, the bicyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment. No further word has been given regarding the patient’s condition. The car driver fled the scene and is currently on the run.
According to information from the West Richland Police Department, the incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. After striking the bicyclist, the car reportedly kept going and left the victim on the road, with a passerby calling 911. The police department believes the suspect vehicle was a blue car with possible minor damage on the passenger side. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the West Richland Police Department by the non-emergency dispatch.
About Vehicle Accidents
Many of the things that apply to motorcycle accidents can also apply to bicycle accidents. Because a bicycle’s overall visibility is less than most other vehicles, drivers of other vehicles tend not to see cyclists in time. This visibility problem makes bicycle rides at night especially risky. Unfortunately, because of a bicycle’s open nature, the risks of injuries are greater to a person on a bicycle than a person in a car. Injuries to the head are one of the risks, especially if the driver is not wearing a proper helmet. Limb injuries are also common. Much like any other vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents can easily come out of lapse of attention and careless maneuvers. It is important to always observe proper driving and consideration for other vehicles considering all these risks in mind.
While bicycles are a much-depended means of transportation, drivers should consider factors such as speed, number of other vehicles on the road, the road conditions and weather to ensure their safety while out and about. Be especially cautious when driving at night, as with any other vehicle. It would also help to be aware of any fixed objects in the area to avoid crashing into them. Any mistakes in judgement can lead to accidents, injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.