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Bellevue, Washington – Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Following Collision with A Car

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Posted on September 24, 2019

Bellevue, Washington (September 22, 2019) – A bicyclist has passed away from injuries sustained in a collision with a car on the intersection of Southeast 8th Street and 145th Avenue Southeast. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was reported to have died as of Monday morning. The car driver was uninjured in the accident and stayed on the scene to cooperate with the police.

According to the report, the accident happened around 7 p.m. on Sunday night. The car and the bicycle struck each other, causing the bicyclist to crash into the car’s windshield. Police are still determining the cause of the crash.

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We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only injury or fatality associated with a bicycle accident. 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.