Deadly Bicycle Accident on Spring Mountain Road
A fatal bicycle crash occurred in Las Vegas Friday evening, on February 25th.
It was at 7:20 p.m. when an RTC bus struck the bicyclist on Spring Mountain Road.
Per reports, the rider was riding on the right side of the bus that had just left from a bus stop.
The bicyclist had allegedly clung to the side of the bus, eventually lost control and was hit.
Sadly, the rider died at the scene of the accident.
An active investigation is underway.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Another issue that factors into bicycle and vehicle accidents is the fact that both parties are not fully aware of their rights/responsibilities on the road. Who has the right of way? Drivers are also not always knowledgeable of when to yield. When a driver fails to yield, more of these accidents are likely to occur.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.