While there are many different ways to utilize Florida roadways, some options, such as bicycling, can leave users more vulnerable to injury if they are involved in an accident. While it is important to always be vigilant when driving, it is especially important for drivers of traditional motor vehicles to do so when there are cyclists in the area. Unfortunately, inattentive drivers or drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause a car accident resulting in serious harm to cyclists.
In fact, two Florida cyclists are currently recovering from their injuries following an accident that reportedly happened during the morning hours of a day in August. According to witnesses, a 20-year-old male was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle. Reports indicate that his vehicle sideswiped another vehicle before hitting one more and then striking the two cyclists.
The cyclists were reportedly taken to the hospital by helicopter. Though they have since been stabilized, reports claim that they suffered severe injuries. The driver is said to have remained at the scene. Though the accident remains under investigation, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to recover from an accident such as this. Often, victims must spend a significant period of time in the hospital and may even require extensive rehabilitation after release. Some are never able to fully recover. To ensure that they can cope with the medical expenses incurred as part of their treatment, they may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the man police say caused the car accident. A successfully presented case could result in a monetary award that will ensure that are able to continue to meet their financial responsibilities even if they experience a loss of wages during their recovery.