On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Car Accidents on Monday, March 26, 2012
When someone in Kentucky or elsewhere hops on their bicycle they assume they will make it to their destination safely. However, reckless and dangerous drivers can turn a peaceful bike ride into a tragic accident.
Recently, a man was rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest after being hit by a driver that was fleeing the scene of another accident.
According to reports, an 80-year-old man driving a Mercedes Benz collided with a school bus. He fled the scene of the accident and then crashed into a 63-year-old man riding a bike. He continued driving and hit yet another vehicle before coming to a stop.
The bicyclist was taken to the hospital, but was said to be in critical condition. The 80-year-old driver was also taken to the hospital, but police said they planned on arresting him and charging him with fleeing the scene of an accident.
When someone is critically injured in an accident they often have a tough battle ahead of them. They may be hospitalized for weeks. They may need multiple surgeries and likely won’t be able to work. In addition to a great deal of pain, a person may also face financial difficulties.
Although the driver in this specific situation will likely face criminal charges, he may also face a personal injury lawsuit. When a driver is negligent they should be held accountable for their reckless actions.
Being in an accident is often frightening and painful. However, by filing a personal injury lawsuit, a person in Kentucky and beyond may be able to collect compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and for any pain and suffering.
Source: New York Daily News, “Cyclist critical in Brooklyn crash,” Denis Slattery and Sarah Armaghan, Mar. 21, 2012