It can be an incredibly serious matter when a bicyclist is struck by a motor vehicle. Such accidents can result in a bicyclist getting injured. One type of injury bicyclists sometimes suffer in auto vs. bicycle accidents are leg injuries. Leg injuries can be very impactful on a bicyclist's life.
Recently, an injury-causing auto vs. bicycle accident occurred in Jersey City.
Tuesday night, a teenage girl who was riding a bicycle was crossing Summit Avenue at its intersection with Montgomery Street. According to witnesses, the teen was then hit by a truck that had failed to yield to her when making a right turn. Witnesses say that the truck left the scene after the accident.
According to authorities, the truck was being driven by a 54-year-old man. The 54-year-old man has been apprehended and charges have been brought against him. Included among the charges he is facing are charges of reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.
The teenage girl suffered injuries, including leg injuries, in this auto vs. bicycle accident. She was transported to a hospital in the area after the crash.
As this incident shows, auto vs. bicycle accidents can cause harm to bicyclists. Thus, one hopes that all motor vehicle drivers in New Jersey take all proper steps to prevent such accidents. This includes obeying all traffic laws, exercising proper care when making turns and keeping an eye out for bicyclists when out on the roads. No bicyclist should have to suffer injuries due to improper actions by a motorist.
Source: nj.com, "Jersey City police charge truck driver with hitting teen on bike, fleeing scene," Terrence T. McDonald, Sept. 19, 2013