December 2 , 2020 | Car Accidents
Bicycles and motor vehicles share the roadways in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, sometimes motor vehicles and bicycles get into a collision with one another. When a bicycle gets into a collision with a motor vehicle, the vast majority of the time, the bicyclist gets the worst of it. Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to collisions because bicycles provide little protection. Bicycle accidents can involve serious injuries and even fatalities. Because of the potential for serious consequences, it is important for both drivers and bicyclists to practice safe driving when they are on the roadways. Recently, an accident occurred in Milwaukee involving an automobile and a bicycle.
The accident occurred on Friday, November 27th near 99th Street and Bluemound Road. The accident happened when an elderly man was riding his bike during the afternoon and was struck by a vehicle. Following the collision, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Law enforcement officials responded to the scene of the accident, and the bicyclist was transported to the hospital. Thankfully, the bicyclist is in stable condition following the collision. Approximately three hours after the collision, the driver who struck the bicyclist was located and taken into custody.
This accident demonstrates the potential consequences of being involved in an accident involving a bicycle. Bicyclists can suffer serious injuries when they are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. To help keep the roadways safer for everyone, drivers and bicyclists alike should practice safe driving and ensure that they are following all traffic laws and regulations. Additionally, it is of the utmost importance that all parties remain on scene following an accident. Safe driving for both drivers and bicyclists includes avoiding distracted driving and using safety equipment, such as seat belts for drivers and helmets for bicyclists. By ensuring that we practice safe driving and biking, we can help keep the roadways safer for all.