Dayton, OH – Cyclist Injured in Hit-&-Run on Patterson RdOhio & Indiana Legal News
Dayton, OH (October 7, 2020) – A male cyclist suffered injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Dayton area on Sunday morning, October 4.
According to local sources, a motor vehicle was traveling east near the 700 block of Patterson Road at the time of the accident. At around 1:16 a.m. that morning, the Dayton Police Department reported that the vehicle struck the rear of a bicycle for unknown reasons. The vehicle fled the scene without rendering aid or providing insurance information.
The 43-year-old Dayton man riding the bike sustained injuries in the accident. At this time, no updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided. No further information on the accident has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Ohio
Each year, bicycle crashes are involved in nearly 2% of reported collisions across the country. Since 1975, the fatality rate for riders in their 20s has nearly tripled. In 2018, a total of 854 cyclists were killed in accidents in the United States, a nearly 7% increase from the previous year with 800 cyclist fatalities. The vast majority of fatal bicycle accidents involved riders over the age of 20, accounting for nearly 87% of bicycle fatalities in 2018.
Cyclists are at a serious disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle and are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries. Unlike those traveling in passenger cars, bicycle riders have little protection from the full impact of an accident, and the resulting injuries can be life-changing. Drivers are required to yield the right of way and share the road with cyclists. An Ohio bicycle injury lawyer can help recover financial compensation for your injuries after being hit by a negligent driver.
Few people expect to be seriously injured in an Ohio bicycle accident, but thousands of cyclists are injured across the state each year and require help to pursue legal compensation for their damages. Many injured parties are unsure of how to seek compensation for their injuries after an accident. The legal team at the Green Law Firm is here to fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. Give our offices a call today at (513)769-0840 to discuss your case with a qualified Ohio personal injury lawyer.
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