On June 1, a 52-year-old Southborough man was riding his bicycle eastbound on Main Street near Middle Road when he was struck by a car making a left turn. The rider hit the front of the car, a 2007 Pontiac, and was thrown across the windshield before he landed on the ground.
The Pontiac’s 25-year-old driver reportedly did not show any signs of being impaired at the scene of the bike accident. It was not stated whether he was injured. However, the cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken from the scene by ambulance reportedly suffering lower back pain after the car crash. Three days later, a hospital employee confirmed that the man was still a patient, though he was unable to release the details of his condition.
Police have called in an accident reconstruction team to assist in investigating the crash due to the nature of the injuries. It is reported that they have at least one witness. Police have not yet determined whether any charges will be filed against the Pontiac’s driver.
A driver who is executing a left turn is required to yield to oncoming traffic, which could include pedestrians or cyclists. Any person who is injured in an automobile accident by a careless driver may have a claim for damages. A personal injury attorney may be able to assist with uncovering details of the accident by reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses. An attorney may also be able to negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a settlement. When settlement is not possible, an attorney may be able to take the case to trial. Accident victims are may be able to seek compensation for their medical bills, time missed from work and pain and suffering, as well as the cost of repairing any property that was damaged.
Source: Metro West Daily News, “Police investigating crash that seriously injured cyclist,” June 4, 2013