State Police are looking into a Marlborough, MA box truck accident involving a bicyclist. The rider had to be flown by hair to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester following the morning traffic crash.
The trucker has not been criminally charged. However, he was cited for driving with an expired inspection sticker, not yielding to oncoming traffic, and marked lanes violation. Efforts are being made by the State Police to reconstruct what happened.
Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Cases
Bicyclists have as much right to be on the road as motor vehicle operators. Unfortunately, due to what little protection they have-save for their protective gear, clothing, and helmet (if that)-they are prone to serious injuries in the event of a Massachusetts bicycle accident-especially involved in a collision with a large/and or fast moving vehicle.
Cyclists can be thrown off their bicycles and into the vehicle involved, oncoming traffic, or the road. Injuries can be severe and may include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, head trauma, neck injury, and other serious injuries, including death.
Bicycle riding is such a popular form of transportation in Cambridge, Boston, and other cities in Massachusetts, so it is no wonder that the risk of bicycle crashes happening is high. According to the CDC, over 700 people are killed i in bike crashes in the US each year. Over 500,000 people end up in emergency rooms annually.
At Altman & Altman, LLP, our Boston bicycle accident lawyers know that dealing with the aftermath of a collision can be tough. You may have huge medical bills compounded by lost wages from having to take time off work to recover, and you may be struggling with what to do to take care of yourself and your family.
Our Marlborough, MA truck crash lawyers are advocates of bicycle accident victims’ rights. We have spent years successfully dealing with insurance companies and recovering the Boston personal injury compensation that our clients are owed. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Bicyclist airlifted to hospital after colliding with truck in Marlborough, Boston.com, May 31, 2013
Bicycles, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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