Tragic motor vehicle, bicycle, and other types of accidents affect communities in a multitude of ways, and communities respond in different ways depending upon the nature of the accident. Crucially, if the accident was preventable, then members of the community need to work together to figure out a way to ensure that such a thing does not happen again. Whether this comes in the form of new traffic signs, stricter regulations of conduct, or simply raising awareness for a particular issue depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident. If an accident does occur that results in injury to yourself or a loved one, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
While riding his bike on a bike path in Bristol, Rhode Island, a local 6 year-old was struck by a car and killed, according to police reports. While the incident remains under investigation by officials, it does not appear that charges will be pressed against the driver of the car.
Instead, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDT) is implementing changes that will hopefully have large and long-lasting effects on Bristol. While public workers have been trimming bushes and making sure visibility is sufficient to prevent another accident at that particular spot, the RIDT is also planning to look at over 200 other bike paths in the state, and assess each of them for potential danger. Officials are hoping that a swift and effective response to the Bristol tragedy will help avoid future such occurrences.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert bicycle accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!