A bicyclist from Orion Township lost his life recently after he was hit by a car traveling on Giddings Road, according to a recent article in The Detroit Free Press.
The man was riding his bike at about 5:40 p.m. on a weekday when the car struck him. Both the bicyclist and the car were traveling on the right side of the road and going in the same direction. The driver, who stopped at the scene of the Michigan bicycle accident, told police that he never even saw the bicyclist before the collision occurred. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, but he suffered no injuries in the crash. He is a resident of Clio Township.
Oakland County police and other rescue workers rushed to the scene, where the injured bicyclist was placed in an ambulance and taken to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on his arrival at the hospital. He was 58-years-old.
The bike crash is under investigation by the police. Although they have not stated any conclusions about what caused the accident or how it occurred, they did mention that they did not believe alcohol was a role in the crash.
Bicyclists in Michigan have the legal right to ride on public roads, as long as they obey the same traffic rules that motor vehicles must follow. Even though they have a right to use roads, however, bicyclists are at a distinct disadvantage in a collision with a vehicle. Their light weight and extreme exposure make them more likely to be seriously injured if a car strikes them.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced bicycle accident lawyers in Michigan at Lipton Law. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at 248-557-1688.