On Monday, an 18-year-old cyclist in Asheville was struck by a car and injured. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 7:00 p.m. on Amboy Road near Short Michigan Avenue. He was reportedly riding toward Carrier Park at the time of the collision. Although very few details about this crash have been released, we do know that the teen was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment of head injuries. At this time, there has been no word on his current condition or the full extent of injuries involved.
Cyclist Hit Near Carrier Park
Witnesses nearby rushed to aid the injured teen, and first responders were called to the scene. No information has been released on whether or not any citations or charges have been made. The driver involved was not injured in the collision. The cause of this crash could still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 did report that although he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the teenaged cyclist was expected to survive his injuries.
Vulnerable Roadway Users in Asheville
Cyclists and pedestrians are two of the most vulnerable roadway user groups in North Carolina and across the nation. Without the added benefit of seat belts and airbags, these two types of roadway users are truly at the mercy of the drivers they share the roads with. Sometimes, it’s not enough to use designated crosswalks or bicycle lanes. With distracted driving on the rise, cyclists, pedestrians and all other safe and law-abiding roadway users are put at risk for being involved in injury-causing or potentially fatal car accidents.
Asheville Bicycle Accident
Even with protective gear like helmets and gloves, cyclists can suffer from severe and even catastrophic injuries when involved in collisions with larger passenger occupant vehicles. It can take time to get back on your feet after a bicycle accident, so it’s important to get in touch with a personal injury attorney after a collision involving a dangerous or negligent driver. Let an attorney handle the details of your claim while you focus on recovering from painful injuries.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 888-773-8388 for a free case consultation.