Despite the sheer number of bicyclists on the road, they are often overlooked by drivers who are in too much of a rush to notice, or simply don’t want to share the road. Although everyone should learn to respect the rules of the road and be more aware of their surroundings, this isn’t always the case and many bicyclists suffer from debilitating, if not life-threatening, injuries.
As a result, bicyclists are most often injured due to the carelessness of drivers who simply feel it is always their right of way. If you are a bicyclist who was injured in an auto accident because of a driver’s negligence, you aren’t alone. The fact of the matter is, bicyclist accidents are rarely the fault of the bicyclist, as the automobile drivers are almost always to blame.
The following are common causes of bicycle accidents, including but not limited to:
Whether you are riding alone or in a group, always remember to ride cautiously and to make sure you follow these useful safety tips.