Being injured in a car accident is no laughing matter. It can bring pain and suffering, loss of wages due to recovery time and huge medical bills if injuries are severe. When a bicycle is involved in a car accident, the odds of walking away without an injury are not good. Being aware of your surroundings whether you are on a bicycle or in a vehicle is important.
In this car accident, a taxi in Seattle, Washington, crashed at the intersection of 12th Avenue and East Yesler Way. The car accident occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
The police report states that the taxi driver hit a fire hydrant. Medics and the police both responded because witnesses said that there was a bicycle hit as well.
When they arrived, the local police found the taxi up on the sidewalk next to the road and up against a light pole. There was serious damage to the front end of his car. A fire hydrant was lying on its side.
The police discovered the bicycle and its rider at the scene of the car accident, and he suffered minor injuries. The report does not say if the bicyclist was transported to the hospital or not, but it is important to be seen by medical professionals at a time like this.
The taxi driver was not injured at all in the car accident.
The Seattle Police Department is investigating this car crash and, while it is under investigation, they will be searching for witnesses and interviewing those involved. They are attempting to determine how the car accident happened and exactly who is at fault.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may have a lot of questions that you need answers to. A legal professional can help you with the answers to those questions and can help you file a claim to see compensation for pain and suffering and other expenses that occur when an accident takes place.
Source: Komonews.com, “Capitol Hill crash involves taxi, bicyclist, fire hydrant, light pole” Aug. 20, 2014