Port Angeles, WA (June 21, 2021) - A 14-year-old girl in Port Angeles was seriously injured after being struck while riding her bike on Saturday, June 19.
The collision took place on US-101 near the intersection with Blue Mountain Road. Local authorities were called to the scene at around 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. The girl was traveling at the roadway crossing when she was hit by an eastbound Honda Civic.
The injured cyclist was transported by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Neither the 18-year-old Seabeck woman nor her passengers were injured in the crash. The driver reportedly pulled over immediately following the accident and contacted local authorities.
No further updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our prayers are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We send our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.
Bicycle Crashes in Seattle WA
While riding a bike is a great way to get about, riders frequently suffer devastating injuries in traffic accidents. Pedestrians and bicycles are struck at crosswalks and on main thoroughfares in Seattle because cars fail to keep a proper lookout for them. Head injuries are the most common outcome of catastrophic bicycle accidents. A total of 843 cyclists were killed in automobile incidents this year. While cycling-related mortality rates are on the decline worldwide, biker deaths have risen by about 36% since 2010, when they were at an all-time low. After being injured in a Seattle bicycle accident, injured parties may be able to obtain lost compensation by partnering with a Washington personal injury attorney.
Whether you live in a huge metropolis or a rural location, you will occasionally share the road with cyclists, and vehicles on Seattle roadways have a responsibility to all road users, including those riding bicycles. Many people in Washington choose to ride their bikes to restaurants or work, and in certain cases, they are simply trying to enjoy a lovely day on their bike. You have legal rights as a cyclist, and if you are hit by another car and injured, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a knowledgeable Seattle personal injury attorney.
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident in Seattle, you should contact an experienced Washington bicycle accident attorney right once, and you should file a personal injury claim as soon as possible to enhance your chances of receiving full compensation. Dore Law Group's legal experts will study copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other evidence to develop your case, and we will battle tooth and nail to protect your legal rights. After being hurt in a cycling accident, an experienced attorney can be invaluable, and we have helped numerous accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. Our legal team can help you get the full value of your claim.
Call us right now at 253-236-3888 to talk about your Washington personal injury case if you have been injured in a Seattle bicycle crash.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.