Far too often, bicyclists and drivers take for granted the dangers associated with riding a bike on a busy public road. When either a bicycle rider or a driver are not paying attention, they both have the ability to swerve and either enter the bike lane or the travel lane for vehicle resulting in an accident. If you are unfortunate enough to be in an accident between a bike and vehicle which causes you to be injured, you may be entitled to compensation equal to the amount of your pain and suffering and other damages. Victims of bicycle accidents should rely on an experienced bicycle accident personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide them through the complicated litigation process inherent in these cases.
A Collier County, Florida teenager was seriously injured when a car struck him early Monday morning while he was riding his bicycle across U.S. 41 in East Naples, Florida, according to state troopers. Vu Tran, 14 years-old, was crossing U.S. 41 eastbound at the intersection of Whistler Cove Boulevard at 6:36 a.m. At the same time, Benito Prado, 50 years-old, of Collier, who was driving a 2011 Ford F-150 south on U.S. 41, was passing through the intersection with Whistler Cove Boulevard on a green traffic light.
Mr. Tran allegedly crossed in front of the path of Mr. Prado, who was in the inside lane of southbound U.S. 41, causing the car’s front to strike the left side of the bicycle. Mr. Tran, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to the NCH Baker Hospital Downtown with serious injuries. Mr. Prado suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the downtown hospital. At the time of the accident, troopers did not believe alcohol was a factor, but the crash is still under investigation.
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