On Sept. 9, and 18-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle. The auto crash took place in Worcester, Massachusetts at approximately 10:32 p.m. The bicyclist suffered head and neck injuries as a result of the crash. As of Sept. 9, he was in critical condition at the hospital.
An eyewitness saw the auto crash occur while riding another bicycle behind the victim in the incident. The witness reported that the victim was making a left turn when he was struck by the car. The man who allegedly struck the bicyclist is 26 years of age and was driving a large sedan.
Following the accident, police towed the car away from the scene. Investigation of the accident continues. As of yet, no one been faulted for causing the accident. Police have not issued any accusation that alcohol was involved in the incident. Nor have police made any indication that they believe the driver ran a red light or failed to stop at a stop sign.
Whenever a Massachusetts bicyclist is struck by an automobile the injuries can be catastrophic and in the worst of cases end in death. Fortunately, no one has died in this accident and it is hoped that the bicyclist will make a full recovery. Nevertheless the medical care received by the bicyclist at the hospital will be astronomically costly. Should the driver of the car in this auto crash be faulted for causing the accident, the bicyclist may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against him. Compensation received from such an action could be immeasurably helpful to pay for hospital care and rehabilitation services.
Source: MyFoxBoston.com, Bicyclist seriously injured in Worcester car crash - Boston News, Weather, Sports, No author, Sept. 10, 2013