Savannah, GA (January 22, 2023) – A bicycle accident that happened around 10 p.m. on Sunday night in Savannah, January 22, caused injuries in one victim.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened on President Street near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue. Police confirmed that a bicyclist was headed west in the area in the middle of the right lane and a passenger vehicle was heading in the same direction. The driver of the vehicle struck the bicyclist from behind due to reasons that are not yet known. The driver claimed that they did not see the bicyclist until it was too late.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist, who has not yet been formally identified, sustained a hip injury in the accident. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment but they are expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the bicyclist injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Georgia
Though bicycle accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic damage when they do occur. This is due to the fact that bicyclists have next to no protection against large vehicles on our roads. Drivers are always told to watch out for bicyclists on our roads so that these accidents can be prevented. Between 2015 and 2019, an average of 24 bicyclists were killed in fatal bicycle accidents throughout Georgia each year. If you have sustained injuries in a bicycle accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a bicycle accident can be a difficult thing to face, especially if you have been seriously injured in your accident. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from bicycle accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital for an extended period of time. On top of this, they could cause you to miss out on time in the workplace. Speaking with a Savannah personal injury attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
Our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to assist you after your life has been impacted by a bicycle accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. These include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Savannah at (888) 579-1790 to find out what we can do for you.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.