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Bicycle Accident

Hannibal Bicyclist Injured in Car Accident

By John Page on April 4, 2012 - Comments off

A Hannibal, Missouri bicyclist was injured when a car crashed into the rider and bicycle on Warren Barrett Drive in Hannibal on Friday, March 30, according to an article in the Hannibal Courier-Post. The bicyclist was navigating the intersection of Warren Barrett Drive and South Arch when the crash occurred.

The bicyclist was hit by a driver of a 1989 Crown Victoria, and was thrown off the bike and onto the pavement as a result of the impact. When rescue workers arrived, they found the bicyclist conscious and speaking to witnesses who had gathered to help, although this does not rule out the possibility of a concussion or other traumatic brain injury.

Rescue workers took the bicyclist to Hannibal Regional Hospital to be checked and treated for any injuries. No report of the bicyclist’s condition was released. The driver of the Crown Victoria was not injured in the bike crash. Investigators have not yet said what they believe caused the crash.

Bicyclists have the legal right to share Missouri roads with cars, as long as they follow all the same traffic rules cars must follow. However, this also means that motorists must watch out for bicyclists and respect their right to share the road. When a driver is distracted or chooses not to give bicycles the space they deserve, serious injuries can result. At Page Law, our experienced St. Louis bicycle accident attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have been injured in accidents. Call our office today at (314) 322-8515 for a free and confidential consultation.

 

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