Early Thursday morning, Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Hwy 18 in Hinds County where a bicyclist was hit by a car and is now fighting for their life. The crash happened just before 7 A.M. according to WLBT when the driver of a Chevy Malibu hit the bicyclist.
This time of year, bicyclists can be seen in the streets, sidewalks, and trails throughout Mississippi. The increase of bicycle traffic on the roads means drivers need to take extra precaution when driving, as well as bicyclists need to be on the lookout as well. According to the CDC bicyclists attest for nearly 1,000 deaths and 130,000 injuries every year on roads in the United States.
Knowing how to avoid a bicycle injury is very important. Wearing the proper clothing and protection, making sure your bike is functioning correctly, and avoiding high traffic areas are great ways to stay safe when your biking around town. Unfortunately, even if you are following these tips disaster can still strike. When you do end up in a bicycle crash with a vehicle its important to contact the police, check for witnesses, seek medical treatment, and then contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one was hit while on your bicycle, contact the dedicated law firm of Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. Our legal team has over 130+ years of combined experience fighting to the get the maximum compensation for our clients. Call us at 601-948-8005 for a FREE case evaluation. For more personal injury news visit msinjurylaw.com.