The Columbus Dispatch highlights a disturbing trend occurring on Ohio roadways. Based on Ohio
State Highway Patrol records, more than twenty-five percent of drivers
fled the scene of auto-bicycle collisions over the course of the past
two years. As stated in the article, oftentimes these drivers are distracted
or impaired, and the fear of legal consequences can outweigh the concern
for the victims well-being.
For whatever reason, 1 in 4 motorists drives off without checking on riders
who they've struck
The attorneys at Rourke and Blumenthal have a great deal of experience
representing individuals injured in
auto-bicycle accidents. Even in the event of a hit-skip when the at-fault driver cannot be identified,
the injured victim can oftentimes be compensated for medical expenses
and other damages via their personal Uninsured Motorist coverage or through
the Ohio Victims of Crime compensation program.
We urge bicyclists to be aware and to utilize defensive riding practices
to stay safe on the roadway. If you or a family member have been injured
in a bicycle accident, please
contact Rourke and Blumenthal for a free consultation to explore your options for legal recovery.
Columbus Dispatch article here:
“Bicyclists often left to writhe after collisions”.