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Spokane, Washington – Bicyclist Injured After Hitting a Bus

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Posted on May 23, 2019

Spokane, Washington  (May 17, 2019) – A teenage bicyclist sustained minor injuries after a collision with a bus at South University Road and East 12th Avenue. The teen reportedly sustained only cuts and bruises from the incident. The driver and the two students aboard the bus were not injured.

The bicyclist was heading south on South University Road when the bus pulled out of East 12th Avenue, and the two collided. According to a spokesman of the Central Valley School District, the bus was picking up students and heading to Bowdish Middle School. No citations were issued in 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. 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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