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Renton, Washington – Bicyclist Injured After Collision with Car

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Posted on July 2, 2019

Renton, Washington (July 1, 2019) – A bicyclist sustained minor injuries after colliding with a car along Rainier Avenue South, near 84th Avenue South. The victim was not reported to have been taken to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Skyway firefighters responded to the scene, with crews on the scene near 84th Avenue South. No road closures were announced. According to the report, this is the second collision reported within last month, with the last collision on June 8. Two other deadly accidents involving bicyclists were also said to have occurred in this particular area last year.

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.