Garner Hit-and-Run Hurts Bicyclist

An early morning Garner bike accident involved a hit-and-run driver. An unidentified driver of an alleged Buick struck Alejandro Ramos in early March 2012 while he was riding his bike in Apex.

Raleigh-Durham has a high number of cyclists who actively ride on and off-road. North Carolina bicycle crash statistics show. Brent Adams & Associates represents victims of bicycle accidents in NC. From representing thousands of injured clients over the years, we have compiled three tips to prevent a car accident when riding your bike in NC:

Be visible. Reflectors, reflective tape and light clothing will help drivers see you so that they can maintain a safe distance from you while you ride your bike.

Ride your bike in the same direction as traffic. Many accidents are caused by negligent bike riders who ride their bikes in the opposite direction of traffic. Pedestrians should always walk in the opposite direction of traffic, however cyclists need to move with traffic, signal direction changes to other vehicles being operated on the road, and follow traffic signals like stoplights and stop signs.

Avoid sidewalks. It may be convenient or you may opt to take a shortcut by riding your bicycle on a sidewalk, but this is not a safe choice—and often illegal. Bike riders who negligently ride on a sidewalk put themselves at risk for accidents with vehicles that may be pulling out of driveways and parking lots.

Contact a NC bike accident attorney if you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident due to another person’s negligence. Whether they were riding their bike and suffered a hit-and-run like the Apex accident, or if they were hit at a busy intersection or on a quiet road by a driver who was talking on their cell phone or texting while driving, injury attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates will review their bike accident case for free. Call 800.849.5931 to schedule a free review of your bike accident injury claim.
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