Harwichport, MA (June 28, 2018) – A bicyclist was injured in a crash with a car on Wednesday afternoon in Harwichport, Massachusetts. The bicyclist has been identified as a female college student in town for the summer. The crash happened on Route 28 when the bicyclist, riding the westbound lanes of the road, struck a motor vehicle trying to pull out from a nearby bank. Emergency crews and police arrived on scene. The bicyclist was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
There are no further details surrounding the condition of the cyclist. The motor vehicle operator was not injured in the crash. Police have not said whether the driver or the cyclist had the right of way when the collision occurred. Police investigation remains ongoing.
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At this time, we do not know enough about this crash to say whether the officer or the bicyclist are at fault. In the coming days, police will continue their investigation in an effort to determine which party was responsible. Ultimately, the issue of legal liability will turn on the outcome of the investigation.
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.
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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