Aurora, CO (Aug. 1, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Thursday afternoon left one person injured in the Aurora area. At around 2:50 p.m., on July 30, the Aurora Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic-related incident on East Arapahoe Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that a car was driving down East Arapahoe Road when it struck a bicyclist near the intersection with South Gartell Road. The bicyclist was knocked off the bicycle. Medical personnel responded to the scene to render aid to the injured victim. The injured bicyclist was transported to an area hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. At this time, APD is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Colorado
Around 50,000 bicycle accidents take place throughout the United States each year. Although the number of bicycle accidents continues to decline at a steady rate, the number of catastrophic and fatal incidents increases roughly 12% each year.
More and more lawmakers across the country are moving to enact laws, rules, and regulations to protect riders. Here in Colorado, we encourage people to utilize this healthy and efficient method for transportation. Although we are passionate about protecting riders, we continue to see innocent people victimized by negligent drivers sharing the road.
There are several common causes of bicycle accidents in Colorado and throughout the entire country. The leading cause is driver inattention. The increased rate in which drivers are becoming distracted behind the wheel is wreaking havoc for Coloradans. Additionally, drivers failing to yield the right of way to bicyclists are becoming another leading cause of these life-altering collisions. When victims are injured in collisions as a result of another person’s negligence, it is crucial that they reach out to Colorado personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
Victims deserve a fighting chance to get justice after being harmed in preventable collisions. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Victims can work with a reputable attorney to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Not only does pursuing legal options provide victims with the resources they need to move forward, but it sets precedence for other drivers to let them know that they should maintain control of their vehicles and take proactive measures to prevent harming people sharing the road. An attorney can work with you to determine what legal options are possible for your claim moving forward.
The attorneys at Burg Simpson have spent over 40 years putting together a proven record of success. Our personal injury attorney in Colorado Springs has helped secure more than $1 billion in verdicts for our clients and we remain dedicated to helping those harmed in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys have advocated on behalf of injured victims and their families to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated after being injured in bicycle accidents throughout the state. Our team provides aggressive and effective legal representation to ensure victims get justice. Contact our Colorado personal injury law firm today at (888) 895-2080 to discuss the legal options available for you.
Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post. These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.
Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury. We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.