A bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a car Tuesday morning in Renton, according to the Renton Fire Department.
The collision occurred on South 3rd Street and Southwest Sunset Boulevard at around 6:15 a.m.
According to reports, the vehicle was traveling about 4 to 6 miles per hour when it hit the bicyclist. The bicyclist was ejected.
The cyclist was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
Further information is not yet available. The incident remains under investigation.
Issues Involved in a Bicycle Accident
Bicycle accidents have become far too common in the Seattle metro area and across Washington state, where the environmentally-conscious are increasingly being hit by distracted, aggressive, and drunk drivers.
Bicycles are relatively fragile and cyclists are vulnerable to numerous dangers posed by negligence.
Some of the most common causes of bike accidents are:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Potholes and road debris
- Poorly maintained paths
- Careless and reckless drivers
- Driver misjudgment of distance
- Vehicles turning into a bicycle path
- Malfunctioning bicycle parts
Consult with a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered at the mercy of a negligent driver or have been involved in any other form of bicycle accident, a smart decision is to find a lawyer with bike law experience. Why would you seek counsel from anyone besides an experienced legal professional?
Your Washington state bike crash attorney will be able to steer you in the right direction and help you with settlements or during trial where you are seeking civil damages.
To learn more about how a bike accident lawyer can assist you after being involved in an accident, contact our law offices today and get the information you deserve. Call Davis Law Group, P.S., today at (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page.