Every time you travel on the roads, there is a risk of road traffic accidents. Even if you’re not driving a car, accidents can happen. In January 2015, a woman was killed after falling off her bike when she hit a pedestrian in Altrincham.
Case study: Cyclist collision
On the January 2 2015, Greater Manchester Police appealed for information after a woman was killed following a cyclist collision on the roads. The 49-year old cyclist, who fell off her bike when she collided with a pedestrian on Moss Road, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital, but died two days later. The pedestrian was unharmed.
If you use the roads on a regular basis, here are some ways to reduce the risk of being involved in a collision:
- pay attention to the speed limits when driving
- watch out for potential hazards, such as cyclists, pedestrians and animals
- use crossings when crossing roads and wait for the green man
- wear high visibility clothing if you are cycling
- look both ways before you cross the road
What to do if you’ve been in a crash and it wasn’t your fault
If you’ve been involved in a road accident or cycling accident in the last three years and you were not to blame, you could claim compensation. If you’ve been injured on the roads and you can prove that you were not at fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to launch a successful road accident claim.
Cyclist collisions with pedestrians are uncommon; however, many cyclists suffer injuries every year, usually as a result of collisions with motor vehicles, including buses, heavy goods vehicles and cars. On the day the cyclist in Altrincham lost her life, just two days into a new year, there had already been two fatal cycling accidents in Great Britain in 2015.
If you’ve had a car crash or a cycling accident, take down as many details as possible about the scene of the incident, seek assistance for your injuries and ask any eye witnesses for their contact details. The information you obtain will be used by our expert personal injury lawyers when handling your case to support your car accident claim and secure the compensation payout you deserve.
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Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice