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Auburn, Washington – Bicyclist Hospitalized Following Hit-and-Run Collision

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Posted on January 27, 2020

Auburn, Washington (January 24, 2020) – A bicyclist was injured after getting struck in a hit and run collision at the 1600 block of Auburn Way North on Friday night. According to the report from KIRO7, the victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with a head injury.

The incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. When officers from the Auburn Police Department arrived on the scene, they found the bumper and license plate of the truck under the victim. Police ran the plates and found the vehicle they belonged, and arrested the driver. The crash is under investigation.

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.