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Collisions Between A Car And A Bicycle

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Riding a bicycle is one of the healthiest and least risky types of exercise.  Commuting to work by bike or running errands by bike is economical and environmentally friendly.  Collisions between a bicycle and a motor vehicle can be devastating.  Traffic laws require cars to share the road safely with bicycles on certain streets; when there is no bike lane, bicyclists have the right to ride in the same traffic lanes where people are driving cars.  Drivers have a responsibility to keep their eyes open for bikes on rural roads and city streets, as well as in residential neighborhoods.  If you get injured when a car hits your bike, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other accident-related financial losses from the party responsible for the accident, such as the driver or the vehicle owner.  A Columbia car accident lawyer can help you if you suffered serious injuries in a preventable collision between a car and a bicycle.

Newberry Man Dies After Car Strikes His Bicycle

Gregory Craig Wadsworth was a lifelong resident of Newberry, South Carolina.  On May 16, 2023, Wadsworth was riding his bicycle just before 6:00 p.m., when a 2014 Dodge Charger struck him near the intersection of Kendall Road and Louis Rich Road.  Wadsworth was transported to Prisma Health Richmond, where he died of his injuries later that night.  He was 50 years old.  Wadsworth was survived by his parents, one brother, and two sisters, as well as his nieces, nephews, and cousins and their children.  One of his brothers predeceased him.

No additional information is available about the accident that caused Greg Wadsworth’s untimely death.  The accident is still under investigation as of May 2023, and news reports did not indicate whether the driver of the Dodge Charger was speeding or was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.  The accident occurred in the early evening hours, when it was still light outside.

Justice for Bicycle Accident Victims and Their Families

In the case of accidents that involve hit and run or drunk driving, drivers who strike bicyclists can face criminal charges.  Even if the driver does not receive criminal charges, or if the driver is charged but not convicted, injured bicyclists still have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim.  You can recover compensation for your accident-related medical bills and for income you lost because of not being able to work because of your injuries.  If a family member of yours died when a car struck your family member’s bicycle, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Let Us Help You Today

The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you if you were involved in a car accident in which a car hit your bicycle.  Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.

Sources:

fbpratt.com/obituary/Gregory-Wadsworth

newberryobserver.com/news/41483/bicyclist-dies-in-collision

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