Two Killed in Bike Accident: What Can You Do to Keep Bikers Safe?

Two Killed in Bike Accident: What Can You Do to Keep Bikers Safe?

by / Monday, 08 July 2013 / Published in Accident News, Personal Injury

Two bicyclists were struck and killed by cars in two separate accidents in the Northern Lower Peninsula: an unidentified 29-year-old woman from Traverse City and Daniel Adams from Oden. Here is the official news story.

Michigan residents are looking for the SUV that hit Mr. Adams, dragging his body for almost two blocks, and then fleeing the scene.

It’s difficult to read about these types of accidents, and our condolences go out to everyone affected by them.

As more cars and bikes hit the open roads this season, it’s important to remember a few tips to keep our bikers safe.

Cars should:

  • Approach bikers with caution
  • Pass with at least 3 ft. of space
  • Acknowledge that bikes are also entitled to the road
  • Always signal
  • Be patient

Did you know that most Michigan bike accidents happen at night?

Bikers, in an effort to aid drivers:

  • Wear reflective gear
  • Use lights at night
  • Signal when turning
  • Avoid intersections whenever possible

These simple steps significantly reduce your likelihood of a car and bike collision. While there are talks of implementing more bike lanes throughout Michigan’s communities, immediate action requires sharing the roadways better.

In an effort to reduce bike injuries, at the Goodwin & Scieszka annual Law Day, we give away free bike helmets and raise awareness about safe biking practices in Michigan. You should continually check our blog for more information about how to reduce the chances of a car and bike crash, and we sincerely hope to see you at next year’s Law Day.

And remember, if you’ve been injured or affected by a bike accident in Michigan, then consult our legal services page. We specialize in these types of injuries and are compassionate about defending those who are harmed.

If you have been injured in any type of accident, contact us immediately by phone or email. You pay nothing until we take your case to trial or settle. With over 30 years of litigation experience representing the “little guy” against the largest insurance companies, corporations, and hospitals, we’ll get you the money you deserve.

Visit our website to find out more information on the services we provide and why we have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for the last six years and Dbusiness’s Top Lawyers for the last three. Whatever your accident or injury, we are ready to Win Your Case!

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