Bicyclists are continually at risk from motor vehicles. While bicyclists are owed a fair share of the road, the reality often falls far short of that. Some of the factors that contribute to the number of accidents that occur between bicycles and cars include:
- Bicyclists present a smaller visual target and are often not noticed by drivers whose eyes may be trained to look only for other cars or trucks.
- Drivers often underestimate the space that a bicyclist requires for safe operation.
- Drivers often underestimate the speed at which a bike is traveling. What may have seemed to be a safe turn in front of a bicyclist may actually cut that biker off and cause a collision.
The risk of injury is elevated in places where bicycles and cars interact more closely. Parks such as Cleveland Park and Falls Park can be dangerous places for bicyclists. Contact Greenville Bicycle Accident Lawyer Ryan Montgomery today to discuss filing your personal injury claim.