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Biking is a popular activity in many areas, especially the Kansas City area. However, when a bicycle and a vehicle collide, the cyclist is typically the one seriously injured. We hope these bicycle safety tips will help prevent bicycle injuries.
According to the NHTSA, 966 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in 2021.
Some of the ways bicycle-motor vehicle accidents happen include the following:
Left cross is when a car is coming towards the bicyclist and makes a sudden left turn into the cyclist or in front of the cyclist.
A left-cross in the blind spot occurs when the cyclist is riding to the right and behind a car going straight and a left-turning motorist sees a gap behind that car and quickly turns behind the car but into the path of the cyclist.
Right hook is when a cyclist passes a slow-moving car on the right and the car suddenly turns right into the cyclist.
Trailer whip effect occurs when a diver simply jerks or jolts his or her steering wheel too quickly causing the trailer behind the vehicle to shift violently. This can be deadly for a cyclist.
See more on How to Not Get Hit by Cars.
As a bicyclist, you are subject to the same rules of the road as any other vehicle so be sure to pay attention to street signs, signals and other, plus:
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If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle-motor vehicle accident, contact the capable counsel you need now, the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm. One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published April 24, 2017. It was reviewed on May 5, 2023, updated for content and accuracy and re-published on May 15, 2023.