Bike vs Car

A bicyclist was killed today crossing Northern Lights at 2:30 in the afternoon.  http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/cyclist-dies-after-getting-hit-crossing-midtown-intersection/-/21043658/23747610/-/7ilv1k/-/index.html

Everyone who uses the roads needs to be sensitive to the presence of cyclists.  The  cyclists need to be aware of their surroundings and avoid risk taking.  Vehicle drivers need to remember that cyclists, as well as pedestrians and wildlife, are entitled  to the use of roads and will at times get in the way.  Depending on the circumstances, the driver could well be legally responsible if he strikes a cyclist and, more importantly, will live with the consequence of his actions for the rest of his life. If you don't care about the well being of other people on the road, then you should consider how the a tragic accident will impact the life of the negligent driver.  Possible criminal charges, jail, attorneys fees,  fines, loss of driving privileges are just the beginning.

For a complete list of the applicable laws, see http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/Planning/AMATS/Documents.  Search for the Adopted Bicycle Plan Appendices.

If you are riding your bike and are injured in a collision with a vehicle, call a personal injury attorney.  Contact Keenan Powell: keenan@keenanpowell.com, (907) 258-7663.