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