Separate Michigan Auto Accidents Claim the Lives of Two Cyclists

July 8, 2013 |
Separate Michigan Auto Accidents Claim the Lives of Two Cyclists

Two recent Michigan Auto Accidents resulted in two cyclists being killed.

According to an article from CBS Detroit, the first incident occurred on the afternoon of July 4 in the town of Oden, Michigan. A spokesperson for the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, Pete Wallin, explained that the 58-year-old male victim was riding his bike along a local road when a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man suddenly struck him. Paramedics attempted to revive the victim following the collision, but the cyclist died at the scene.

At around 2 a.m. the following morning, police in Traverse City say that a 29-year-old woman was riding her bicycle home when she was struck from behind by a dark-colored SUV or pickup truck. The vehicle continued moving after the accident, which resulted in the cyclist being dragged for roughly two blocks before being thrown free. The vehicle then fled the scene and the victim died a short time later.

These accidents leave many cyclists wondering what they can do to stay safe when riding on the road.

The Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys with Michigan Injury Lawyers say one of the most important things cyclists can do to reduce their chances of injury is to always wear a helmet. Experts say that doing so can reduce the chances of being seriously hurt in the event of a crash by as much as 50 percent. The firm also suggests utilizing lights and reflectors on a bike if riding after dark.