Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bicyclist Injured in SUV Crash in Wayland

An unnamed Wayland bicyclist was seriously injured yesterday morning about 8 a.m. after he crashed into an SUV on Route 20 in Wayland, police said.

The injured bicyclist was flown by medical helicopter to Boston Medical Center. According to the authorities, the injuries the bicyclist suffered in the crash are not considered life-threatening.

The SUV driver was not injured, though the vehicle sustained damage on the passenger side door.

The bicycle-SUV collision occurred at the intersection of Route 20 and Glen Road.

Safety Tips for Preventing Bicycle Accidents

A National Center for Statistics and Analysis report suggests the following safety tips for avoiding bicycle accidents:

  • ALWAYS wear helmets. Helmets are essential to protecting the head from traumatic injury.
  • OBEY traffic rules. Bicyclists are required to obey the same traffic rules as other drivers.
  • KEEP your distance from other vehicles. Drivers should allow bicyclists at least 3 feet of clearance when passing them and should yield to bicyclists at intersections and as directed by traffic signs and signals.
  • MAKE sure you are seen on the road. Bicyclists should wear fluorescent or brightly colored clothing to increase their visibility. At night, a front light and red reflector or flashing rear light should be used.

Contacting a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in a bicycle crash in Massachusetts, the Boston car accident lawyers at Kiley Law Group may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your accident-related injuries.
To find out if your accident was caused by negligence, it is best to consult with a personal injury attorney specializing in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles. Call our toll-free number 800-410-2769 to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced Boston car accident lawyers.
The call is free, the advice may be priceless.

The Massachusetts personal injury law firm Kiley Law Group is not representing any of the parties mentioned in the article at the time the article was published. Our information sources are clearly cited in the article. If you were involved in this accident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us. Do not act solely based on the information provided above. Get a free confidential consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney: 1-800-410-2769.

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