A recent car accident claimed the life of a 59-year-old biker after the biker apparently swerved out of his lane and was struck by a passing car driven by a 64-year-old woman. Details are sparse in this case, mainly because it is not known why the 59-year-old suddenly left his bike lane. It is entirely possible that this was just a mistake, and that nothing nefarious happened in the lead-up to the case. Still, this is a tragic car accident.
The police investigated the scene, and they don’t believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. The 64-year-old woman remained at the scene, and seems genuinely distraught over the events.
There are a couple of things to learn from this story, and the first is a very simple one: always remain at the scene of a car accident if you are ever involved with one. Leaving the scene of a car accident is a criminal act, and it will only hurt you — even if you are objectively not at fault for the wreck. Just stay calm and remain at the scene if you are ever in a car accident.
On the other side, even though it appears that the biker swerved out of his lane, another lesson is that drivers of cars need to pay special attention to any bicyclists that are near them. They are very vulnerable and if drivers don’t pay attention, they may not even realize that there is a bicyclist in their blind spot or on the side of the road.
Source: FOX 5, “Beach cruiser rider killed in crash with car,” Jason Sloss and Sandra Phillips, March 15, 2016