Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer David Hollingsworth,
Cycling Accidents in Ontario
Listen up Ottawa. Over 200 Ottawa cyclists took to the streets and they went with a mission:cycling safety deserves our attention. “The message has to be a level of respect and polite sharing of the ,” quoted Eleanor McMahon. Sadly, McMahon lost her husband to a cycling accident 4 years ago. He served and protected as a Ontario police officer, now she is protecting his legacy through the “share the road” riding event. I couldn’t agree more with Mrs. McMahon. The number of Ottawa cycling accidents each year is terrible and it’s avoidable. We need change from both cyclists and drivers to ensure a safer cycling culture here in Ottawa.
This movement has a goal of ensuring no further lives are lost because of a bicycle accident. 2 weeks ago, a 53-year-old cyclist died on Boyce Street in Ottawa’s west end. The loss was felt by Ottawa’s strong cycling community. It was also not that long ago that Ottawa was devastated by the bizarre Ottawa cycling accident that injured 5 cyclists. Cathy Anderson was there and said “It raises a lot of emotions in me because we are still going through rehabilitation,” Thankfully, Cathy was one of 5 cyclists who survived the tragic bicycle accident in Kanata last July. Public education and determination are whats needed to ring about change . Change will bring safety. One of the goals of raising enough money to put together a plan to approach our government. The end goal for cycling safety would be a new law in Ontario that allows for a one-metre rule between a cyclist and a vehicle.
Common cycling accident injuries
The following are some common types of collisions that a cyclist may suffer personal injury in:
- A driver making a direct turn in a cyclist’s lane;
- A driver entering a street from a driveway, alley or lot and pulls into traffic in front of the cyclist;
- A driver who doesn’t yield at an intersection;
- A driver who runs a stop sign or runs red light;
- A distracted driver;
- A driver who doesn’t shoulder check or use mirrors;
- A driver who is under the influence of a substance that can affect judgement and reaction times.
Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer
There is very little protection for a cyclist involved in a bicycle accident and bicycle injuries can be very severe, ranging from orthopedic injuries to severe brain injuries and paraplegia. If you have been involved in a bicycle or cycling accident, you may need the help of an experienced bicycle accident lawyer. David Hollingsworth is an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer who can help guide you through the process and make sure you are financially covered in the future. Free consultations www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549