Meridian Twnshp, MI – Bicyclist Hurt in Accident at Haslett & Westminster Way

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Car Accidents | 0 comments

Meridian Township, MI (September 15, 2023) – On Friday night, September 15, a cyclist was struck by a vehicle and sent to the hospital in Meridian Township, according to local officers.

Police added that the incident took place at the intersection of Haslett Road and Westminster Way. A 24-year-old Haslett woman was driving west when she allegedly hit a bicyclist crossing Haslett Road, police said. The cyclist received medical attention and was brought to the hospital by paramedics, though their current condition is not known.

The Meridian Township Police Department requests that anybody with information on this crash contact them. Authorities are supervising the ongoing investigation during the meantime.

Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and their family at this time.

Bicycle Accidents in Michigan

Meridian Twnshp, MI - Bicyclist Hurt in Accident at Haslett & Westminster WayBoth motorists and cyclists in Michigan need to be aware of their rights, given the growing number of bicycles on our state’s roads. Although the cycling scene in our state is thriving and expanding, rider safety still lags behind. In fact, more than 70% of bicycle accidents in Michigan happen during the day, indicating that many drivers are either not paying attention or acting recklessly behind the wheel.

Moreover, motorists and cyclists are equally responsible for properly observing traffic signals and signage. Some local governments have traffic control measures or laws prohibiting riding on sidewalks. Moreover, the same rights and obligations that apply to pedestrians utilizing sidewalks and crosswalks also apply to cyclists.

Still, driver distraction and inattention continue to plague bicyclists throughout Michigan. These are the most typical causes of bicycle accidents across our state:

  • Excessive speed or otherwise disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Unlawful turns (typically right turns with a bike on the right side and left turns at junctions)
  • Driver distraction, such as texting while driving
  • Disregarding designated bike lanes or driving through crosswalks, sidewalks, and bicycle paths

Sadly, crosswalks are among the most frequent locations for bicycle accidents, and a driver runs a serious risk of striking and injuring a cyclist if they do not slow down or yield. Other times, a driver turns onto a street without looking, hitting a cyclist crossing the street legally.

Regardless of the cause of your bike accident, an in-depth examination by a Michigan bicycle accident attorney will prove which party was at fault for the collision. A qualified attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and organize the facts surrounding your accident so that you can secure much-needed compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Thankfully, our team is prepared to safeguard your legal rights. At the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates, our personal injury attorneys in Meridian know what it takes to build a solid claim on your behalf and will stop at nothing to safeguard your legal rights after a bicycle accident. Contact our office immediately by calling 248-886-8650 to set up your initial consultation.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

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