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Federal Way, Washington – Bicyclist Injured After Getting Struck by Car

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Posted on August 16, 2019

Federal Way, Washington (August 15, 2019) – A bicyclist was injured after getting thrown from his ride when he was struck by a car at the 1500 block of Southwest 356th Street. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon, with crews responding the incident around 2:25 p.m. According to witness reports, a car stopped for the bicycle on the road. However, a second car collided with the rear of the first car, causing it to move forward and strike the bicyclist. The first car also got pushed off the road and over the sidewalk, causing it to ride up some wires stabilizing power poles. The police are still investigating the incident.

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.

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