Sammamish, Washington - Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing into Fence
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Sammamish, Washington – Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing into Fence

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Posted on June 13, 2019

Sammamish, Washington (June 11, 2019) – A woman sustained serious injuries after crashing into a fence on the 2300 block of 228th Avenue Southeast on Tuesday morning. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. There were no other vehicles involved and no other injuries were reported from the incident.

The crash was reported shortly after 11 a.m. The victim had been cycling on the sidewalk prior to crashing into the fence, which was in front of the Discovery Elementary School. Eastside Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and evaluated her on the scene.

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.