October 21, 2013
When collisions occur between cyclists and motor vehicles, cyclists typically suffer injuries due to the force exerted on bicycles by much larger cars or trucks. The Bicycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out that wearing helmets is one of the best ways cyclists can prevent serious injuries in the event of crashes.
Data shows that a total of 677 bicyclists were killed and another 48,000 were seriously injured in the United States during 2011 as the result of collisions with motor vehicles. Experts state that a majority of those fatalities could have been prevented with the proper use of a helmet.
A recent bicycle accident in the town of Kirkland, New York highlights the importance of wearing helmets while riding. A story from WKTV 2 News states the incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday, near the intersection of Fountain Street and Martin Road. Reports indicate the 78-year-old victim was riding a bicycle along Fountain without a helmet when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck.
William Mattar’s team of Personal Injury Lawyers asks that cyclists do their part to stay safe by always wearing a properly fitting helmet every time they get on their bikes.