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Seattle, Washington – Bicyclist With Life-Threatening Injuries After Collision with Bus

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Posted on July 2, 2019

Seattle, Washington (June 28, 2019) – A bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries after colliding with a bus on the intersection of Denny Way and Stewart Street on Friday evening. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. There has been no word regarding their condition. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. The accident caused backup of traffic in the area, with drivers asked to take alternate routes. The streets in the area were also closed for 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.