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The wrongful death of man from Alaska caused by accident

Most drivers are well aware that they must be on the lookout for pedestrians trying to cross the street on foot, but they often forget that they must also treat bicyclists with the same caution and respect. Even though bicyclists ride on the road with the vehicles, the person on the bicycle has very little protection. This means that an accident that would normally have no injuries if two vehicles were involved can suddenly become deadly if a bicycle is thrown in the mix. One accident in Alaska led to the wrongful death of one person recently.

The accident took place on Jan. 2 while a man was traveling on his bicycle across a street when he was struck on the side by a car. The man was unconscious when medical personnel arrived on the scene. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

It was not said if the driver of the vehicle was injured or not. The road that the accident took place on was closed for police to investigate after the crash. It is not known if criminal charges will be filed against the driver.

Regardless of whether criminal charges are filed against the man, the family of the Alaska victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. This reimbursement could be used to pay for any of the man's final expenses. This can also often provide the family of the victim with a sense of justice, especially if criminal charges are not filed.

Source: Alaska Dispatch, Bicyclist dies after collision with Subaru on Anchorage road, No author, Jan. 2, 2014

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