Chapel Hill Bike Safety: Road Changes and Construction Accidents
The popular scenic bike route along Dairyland Road in Chapel Hill almost became a temporary bike-free zone because of a construction project. Construction workers proposed that bikes be banned from Dairyland Road for almost two months while a paving project is underway.
The Chapel Hill construction project has prompted changes in traffic patterns around work crews, but drivers are choosing to these changes and stop and go as they please, creating conditions ripe for construction and accidents.
The construction workers have witnessed these negligent drivers just as bicyclists were traveling towards oncoming traffic. Local news reports cite no accidents or injuries took place, however the close calls prompted workers to post ‘no bicycles’ signs, irritating pleasure riders who frequently use the road. When the NC Department of Transportation heard about the signs, they made it clear the restriction was not made by the DOT and the signs needed to be removed.
Victims of Chapel Hill bike accidents can pursue compensation for their injuries and property damage by filing a personal injury claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company. However, in some instances these bike accidents are caused by hit-and-run drivers, which leave the bike accident victims extremely vulnerable to financial debt from medical care for their injuries. NC bike accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates help victims of these accidents receive the compensation they need and are entitled to. Call 800.849.5931 to review your NC bike accident injuries with one of our experienced accident lawyers in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn.
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