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Aberdeen, Washington – Bicyclist Injured After Crashing into Car

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Posted on February 5, 2020

Aberdeen, Washington (February 3, 2020) – A bicyclist was injured after colliding with a car on the intersection of North Boone Street and West Marion Street on Monday evening. According to the report from KIRO7 News, the bicyclist, a 23 year-old man from Aberdeen, sustained a non-life-threatening injury to his leg and was taken to his leg. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

According to the report, the car driver was heading east on Marion Street and stopped at a stop sign. After checking that the roadway was clear, he went into the intersection, where his vehicle was struck by the bicyclist, who was northbound on Boone Street. Police and fire officials responded to the scene around 6 p.m. The incident caused traffic to be temporarily limited to one lane.

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.