Bicyclist airlifted to Harborview. Nearly 70% of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries, only about 20-25% of all bicyclists wear bicycle helmets.

Vehicle Strikes Bicyclist | Bellevue Bicycle Accident Attorney


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5/3/2011
Andrew Kim
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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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