A Seattle cyclist received a concussion in a Washington bicycle accident this week after the man ran into an opening car door on California Avenue Southwest. The Seattle bike crash is a reminder to both drivers and cyclists to be wary of “dooring” accidents.
According to local news reports, a 30-year-old cyclist was traveling down California Ave. SW at an estimated 25 miles per hour when a driver opened the door of a car parked on the side of the street. The biker struck the door and was ejected from his bike and over the door. He was not wearing a helmet and fell onto his head.
The man was conscious and responsive when emergency responders arrived at the scene; however, he could not answer questions about the accident. He is at Harborview Medical Center in stable condition, where he is being treated for his head injury as well as cuts to his face.
These bike dooring accidents are all too common in Seattle, where cyclists’ paths are often located near parked cars. The single best way to prevent these accidents in the future is for drivers to look behind them every time they open their car door near a road or bike path. In addition, the single best way for cyclists to avoid injury is to wear a well-fitting bicycle helmet.
Have you been injured in a bike dooring accident – or any other type of bicycle accident in Washington State? You may wish to speak with a Seattle bike injury attorney
. Call Andrew Kim today to schedule a free, private meeting.
Category: Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
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