According to the Tacoma News Tribune
, an unidentified male riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in Olympia, Washington
. On April 30, 2011 at approximately 10:00 a.m. medics from the Olympia Police & Fire department responded to the accident. The unconscious man, who is believed to be in his 30's or 40's was transported first to Providence St. Peter Hospital
, then to Harborview Medical Center
. The driver and passenger did not suffer serious injuries and remained at the scene.
For important bicycle helmet use statistics, refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
-Bicycle helmets are 85-88% effective in mitigating head and brain injuries, making the use of helmets the single most effective way to reduce head injuries and fatalities resulting from bicycle crashes.
-Despite the fact that nearly 70% of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries, only about 20-25% of all bicyclists wear bicycle helmets.
-Universal bicycle helmet use by children 4-15 would prevent 39,000 to 45,000 head injuries, and 18,000 to 55,000 scalp and face injuries annually.
If you've been injured in a bicycle crash or accident due to the negligence of another or due to a defective part on the bicycle, call the Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC
at (425) 289-1990 in Bellevue or Seattle and King County and (253) 682-2000 in Tacoma or Pierce County and we can let you know whether you have a possible claim for injuries or damage to your bike.
Category: Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
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