Cyclist Injured in Norfolk Crash
One person was injured in a car accident in Norfolk last night. The February 20, 2018 crash occurred at around 6:30 PM at the intersection of Villa Circle and E. 26th Street. Police say they were called to the scene after reports of a collision between a car and a bicycle. No indication has been given about the cause of the wreck or whether the driver will be charged, but the cyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Danger at Twilight
As accidents like this one continue to happen, we’ll again highlight the dangers of traveling either on foot or on bicycle during the hours where the sun is rising or setting. Because these are both popular commute times, it is unlikely that people will forgo walking or biking entirely. All we can hope for instead is a renewed spotlight on safety. Never bike or walk with headphones in and always wear reflective clothing when riding on the road. Invest in lights for your bike to make yourself as visible as possible to drivers.
What Drivers Can Do
The onus is not just on the cyclists to prevent being hit by cars. Motorists need to do their part to stop these collisions, too. We can all do our part by slowing down as we make our way home in the evenings. While it’s tempting to rush home as quickly as possible, simply following speed limits and obeying traffic laws can count for a lot. Giving pedestrians and cyclists room for error can mean safer roads for everyone.
Virginia Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you’ve been in injured in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims injured by the negligence of another for over 30 years. If you’d like to setup a free consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact us today 877-544-5323.