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Bicycle riders can suffer serious injuries in car accidents

Like pedestrians, bicycle riders are particularly vulnerable as they travel the same Connecticut streets as motor vehicles. If they are involved in car accidents, their injuries are often more severe than those of the occupants of the vehicles involved. Recovering from those injuries could take a significant amount of time, and even then, the victim may never fully recover.

Recently, a 27-year-old woman was riding her bicycle through the streets of one of Connecticut's towns. She had the misfortune of crossing paths with a vehicle driven by a 75-year-old man. At around 8:30 a.m. on that Thursday morning, the vehicle collided with the bicycle. 

When Vernon police arrived at the scene, they discovered that the bicyclist suffered injuries to her legs that were considered to be serious. She was taken to the hospital, but details regarding her current condition were not available. The elderly driver was not injured in the incident.

The investigation remains ongoing. An accident reconstruction team was sent to the scene to flesh out the details of the crash. No indication was given regarding whether any charges will be filed in connection with the accident.

In the meantime, the bicycle rider could be facing a lengthy recovery. During that time, she could incur significant medical bills, lost income and other damages. She is entitled to file a personal injury claim against the driver of the car, seeking restitution for those damages. If she is able to prove that the driver's negligence caused her injuries, she could receive an award of damages similar to those made in other car accidents.

Source: CBS Connecticut, "Bicyclist Injured In Crash", July 21, 2016

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