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Sumner, Washington – Bicyclist Dies from Injuries in Hit-and-Run

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Posted on July 28, 2019

Sumner, Washington(July 25, 2019) – A bicyclist died from injuries sustained in a hit and run incident on Thursday night. The victim, a man believed to be in his 50s, was found lying on the 5400 block of West Valley Highway East. He was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries on Friday morning.

The man was found around 11 p.m. on Thursday night. Investigators have stated that the man did not appear to be wearing a helmet. There are no details yet on the hit and run, but anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sumner Police Department.

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.