Earlier this week, a tragic accident in Kentucky took the life of one Baltimore woman who was riding across the country to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund. According to a report by CBS Baltimore, the 4,000-mile ride originated in Baltimore and was supposed to end up in Portland, Oregon. However, in Scott County, Kentucky, around 3:30 in the afternoon, a truck driver crashed into a crowd of bicyclists, killing the Baltimore woman and injuring one other.
Evidently, a errant truck crashed into the crowd of bicyclists as several of them were on the side of the road changing their tires. The other injured rider decided not to complete the ride. And the uninjured teammates decided to ride for 48 hours after the fatal bicycle accident to honor their fallen teammate.
The investigation into the cause of the accident has not yet been completed, and police have not given any indications as to what may have caused the truck driver to crash into the crowd of bikers. However, police have told the public that the driver of the truck did remain on the scene and has cooperated with police thus far.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Maryland
As the weather continues to improve, and gas prices continue their summer climb, more and more Marylanders will turn to bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. However, each year, thousands of bicyclists are killed in traffic accidents involving both cars and trucks.
The devastating accident described above took place on a rural country road in Kentucky. However, the vast majority of bicycle accidents take place on suburban and urban roads. Even with the growing prevalence of bike lanes, fatal bicycle accidents are increasingly common on Maryland roads. In many cases, the bicyclist cannot do anything to avoid the accident and is purely a victim of another motorist’s negligent driving.
Recovering for an Accident in Maryland
In Maryland, the laws governing who can recover from a bicycle accident can be tricky. In some cases, even if the cyclist is only marginally at fault, the law will prevent him or her from recovering. However, with the assistance of an experienced Maryland accident attorney, you can be sure that you have sound counsel as you navigate the court system in your pursuit of justice.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Bicycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a Maryland bicycle accident, you should speak to an experienced Maryland accident attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the facts surrounding the accident, you may be entitled to a substantial monetary award to compensate you for your injuries as well as for your pain and suffering. The Maryland personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers has years of experience recovering for their clients in all kinds of Maryland personal injury suits. Click here, or call 410-654-3600 to schedule your free initial consultation with an accident attorney today.
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