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Man injured in Alaska pedestrian accident

A person on a bike in Alaska may be enjoying a leisurely ride when all of a sudden, a vehicle hits him or her. This type of accident is particularly dangerous for the pedestrian because the biker has virtually no protection against a a speeding automobile. Distracted driving on the part of the motorist may easily lead to this type of a pedestrian accident.

One male biker was injured on a recent Thursday evening after a car struck him. He was on his way to a bike path, getting ready to take a bike ride that was slated to last just about three minutes. While he was trying to cross the road, a compact car ended up hitting him.

He suffered serious injuries in the crash. His skull was fractured, and he had contusions and cuts. He also suffered road rash., and it looked as though his bike was totaled. He was hoping to participate in the state’s biggest bicycle race in July, but he expects that his injuries will prevent him from doing so.

If it is discovered that the car driver was driving distracted or engaging in another form of negligence, the motorist may be held financially liable for the cyclist’s injuries. The injured biker has the right to file a personal injury claim against the car driver, seeking monetary damages that can help to cover medical bills and even the loss of wages if his injuries keep him from working. If there is evidence that the driver was negligent in a manner that brought about the collision, proof of this may be offered as evidence of a major causal factor in this Alaska pedestrian accident.

Source: The Valdez Star, "Bicyclist hit by distracted driver Thursday", Lee Revis, June 25, 2014

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