Bicycle accidents occur when riding for leisure and bicycle accidents can happen when you are commuting.Bicycle crashes can occur because motor vehicle drivers are not paying attention and hit the bicyclist.However, besides vehicle drivers, there are other causes of bicycle crashes.
One of the most frequent causes of bicycle crashes is construction areas.When work occurs on our roads there are many many federal and state rules and regulations that make sure the work is completed in as safe a manner as possible.
As recently as October 21, 2010 a crash occurred in Sandy that resulted in minor injuries to the bicycle rider.It appears that a vehicle driver was so focused on the narrowed lanes that he was not paying attention to or looking out for the bicycle rider.
The Deseret News reports that the bicycle crash occurred at 10600 South and 1300 East in Sandy.The car driver was making a left turn and simply did not see the bicycle rider either before or after the crash.The only reason the car driver stopped is that he thought he had hit an enormous pot hole.
One of the comments to the article said that the bicycle rider did not have “minor” injuries but required surgery on his knee, had cracked vertebrae and was knocked unconscious at the scene of the crash.