Everyone knows that a bike accident can be serious but many people have misconceptions about how safe bikes can be. Keep reading to learn about four of the most famous bike accidents and what they can tell us about bike accidents in general. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation if you have been injured in this type of accident.
Model Killed in a Bike Accident
23-year-old model Audrey Lindvall hit a curb on her bike, was thrown from her bike, and was crushed under the wheels of a big-rig gas tanker truck. What can this show bikers? That those in cars, big rigs, and other vehicles might not be spending enough time looking out for pedestrians and bike riders.
U2 Lead Singer is Involved in a Serious Bike Accident
Bono, the famous lead singer of rock band U2, required five hours of surgery to save his arm after he was involved in a bike accident in New York. He also broke one of his eye sockets in the accident. His accident was referred to as a “high-energy bike accident,” which tells us that he was riding faster than was safe for conditions. It highlights the fact that it is always important to consider safe speeds.
Gold Medalist in Cycling Dies in Bike Race
In 1995, Fabio Casartelli died while in the 15th stage of the Tour de France. While others may think that someone who was at his level – he had earned the gold medal for cycling – would not die in a routine race, there is a relatively simple explanation; he was not wearing a helmet. His doctor suggested that he would not likely have died if he had been wearing a helmet. Let this sink in for all riders – even the best can be saved by safety features like helmets.
An Accident in Another Bike Race Injuries Numerous Bike Riders
In the last 500 meters of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, one rider barely clipped the wheel of another rider. The result was a chain reaction in which most of the other bikes hit one another. The winner, Andre Greipel, was one of the few who did not fall victim to the chain reaction and as a result he won the race.
No One is Safe from All Bike Accidents
There are several lessons to be learned in these accidents but the most important is this: anyone can be injured in a bike accident. If this happens to you, or if you lose a loved one in this type of accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.