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Bicyclist suffers personal injury when he is hit by car

Florida bicyclists and pedestrians are notoriously vulnerable to serious injuries when they are in an accident with a motor vehicle. These accidents can cause brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other significant types of damage to the victim. Considering the number of issues that can arise after being involved in a car accident as a bicyclist or pedestrian, considering a personal injury case with help from an attorney may be an option.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are dangerous enough as they are, but it is especially dangerous to the victim in bicycle and pedestrian accidents when the vehicle goes onto the sidewalk and hits them. Compounding matters is when the vehicle departs the scene. Recently in Florida, a man was riding his bike across a bridge and was on the sidewalk riding with traffic when he was hit by a vehicle that ran up on the sidewalk. The bicyclist fell to the ground as the vehicle got back on the road and drove away. It was said to be a dark pickup. The bicycle rider was taken to the hospital with what were described as serious injuries. Law enforcement is seeking the vehicle.

A bicyclist or pedestrian who is hit by a car can be injured so severely that it will result in death. If there are injuries, they can be of a nature that leaves the person in need of help for the rest of his or her life. Surgeries, rehabilitation and the need for round-the-clock care is not uncommon. Wages can be lost, companionship can be deprived, and the overall quality of life can be reduced to very little. Families can be torn apart financially, personally and emotionally with these car accidents. When they are hit-and-runs, it is made worse. After car accidents such as this, it is even more imperative to seek justice with help from an attorney.

In this incident, a man who was seemingly safe riding his bicycle on the sidewalk of a bridge found himself hit by a car and seriously hurt. The driver fled the scene as the man was taken to the hospital. Those in hit-and-run situations such as this might want to discuss a possible legal filing with an attorney. This can get them a head start for when the driver is found and help with a lawsuit.

Source: mysuncoast.com, "Bicyclist on sidewalk struck by vehicle on Stickney Point Rd Bridge," Katherine Pyne, March 21, 2017

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