A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle late Monday in East Providence while riding on Willett Avenue close to midnight. The driver of the vehicle stopped after the crash and the East Providence police are investigating the details of the accident. Just this past June, a vehicle struck a 36-year-old cyclist while biking in Coventry and he sustained serious injuries. The man later died at Rhode Island Hospital due to his injuries. Biking can be a fun and relaxing pastime to see the beautiful views of Rhode Island or a convenient way to get to and from work. Unfortunately, sharing the road with cars, trucks, and SUV’s, and sometimes distracted drivers, can turn out to be a dangerous venture. East Providence bike accident lawyer David Tapalian is prepared to assist you if you have been hurt in a bike accident where you have incurred injuries and/or sustained damages due to a vehicle collision.
Bicycle Related Injuries & Deaths in Rhode Island
According to this data, Rhode Island seems to be one of the safer states to ride. In 2014, just two states, Rhode Island and Vermont, experienced zero bicycle fatalities. California and Florida top the list of states with the most bicyclist fatalities. About a third of biking injuries are caused when a vehicle crashes with a bicycle. Other common sources of bike injuries are falling, roads or walkways in disrepair, and rider error or negligence, among others. For tips on safer bike riding, visit these previous Tapalian Law blogs on bike safety tips here and here. If you have been hurt in a bike collision, a Rhode Island bike accident attorney can help you sort through the myriad of details to take care of after an accident and help get you on the road to recovery.