Car vs. Bicycle in Boston

Bike Accident on Washington StreetA bicyclist was struck by a car in Boston on Wednesday afternoon.  The collision took place around 5:45 pm on Dorcester Avenue within the city limits.   The collision unfortunately involved injuries to the bicyclist.  Officers with the Boston Police Department as well as local emergency medical technicians rushed to the scene to administer medical treatment.

At this time, we have no indication that the bicyclist’s injuries are life-threatening.  There is no specific detail on how the accident occurred or an indication as to whether the bicyclist or the vehicle operator might be at fault for the collision.  Additional details will be provided as they are available.  The Boston Police worked the accident scene and cleared the roadway.  The bicyclist has not been identified.

Bicycle Accidents

Accidents with bicycles are common in and around the Boston area as there is a heavy presence of pedestrians and bicyclists.  In our city, motorists encounter bicyclists on a daily basis during their travels.  It is important that both drivers and cyclists take care to ensure that accidents such as this one do not occur.  If a driver causes an accident with a cyclist, the cyclist may have a negligence claim against the driver and is entitled to recover compensation from the driver’s insurance company.  In this case, it remains unclear who was at fault for causing the accident. Subsequent police investigation, witness statements and traffic scene measurements will prove crucial in the determination of negligence and, ultimately, legal responsibility for the crash.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a bicycle or other accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we help injured accident victims protect their legal rights.  We have experience with all types of accidents, including bicycle accidents.  If you would like to discuss your case with us, please call us at 617-367-2900 for a free case evaluation today.  Should we decide to take your case, we normally work on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless you recover. You have absolutely nothing to lose. We are standing by waiting to hear from you.

 

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