Franklin Co, MO (September 23, 2021) – On Thursday, September 23rd, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of an accident between a car and a bicycle that left the rider seriously injured in Franklin County.
Sources reported that at about 9:05 p.m., a 2008 Suzuki GSXR750 was riding southbound on MO-47 when it attempted to pass another vehicle in the righthand shoulder. The Suzuki struck the cyclist, ejecting her from the bike.
The impact caused the motorcycle to leave the roadway. Its rider was also ejected.
The bicyclist was transported in serious condition by St. Clair Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington.
The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Franklin County
In Missouri, bicyclists and motor vehicles are expected to share the road. According to Missouri law, bicyclists are afforded the same rights as the driver of a motor vehicle.
Despite these rights, other drivers seem to feel that Missouri roadways belong to vehicles alone, causing them to exhibit an unfriendly nature and even antagonize riders by engaging in dangerous driving behaviors meant to frighten them.
Studies have shown that having more riders on the road actually engenders more protected cycling conditions. Actually, the fatal bicycle accident rate is substantially lower in areas that have large volumes of bicycle riders. This is partially due to the resident’s heightened awareness of bicycle riders sharing the roadway.
Sadly, general intolerance and/or a total lack of regard for the legal rights of bicycle riders usually results in serious collisions between the two. The general unwillingness on the part of motor vehicle drivers to share Missouri’s roadways only serves to foster a more aggressive atmosphere and hazardous conditions for bike riders.
Franklin County Bicycle Accident Attorneys
When victims are harmed in accidents brought on by another driver’s disregard, Missouri lets them to file a personal injury suit against the at-fault driver for financial compensation. Victims should speak with a car accident lawyer in Franklin County who has decades of experience dealing with personal injury laws.
The Franklin County personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. always ensure that a victim’s rights are protected after they are injured by a careless, negligent, or malicious.
We are committed to helping our clients regain their losses. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Franklin County at 816-888-8888 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys right away to see how we can help you recover from your accident.
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