A St. Louis man is in critical condition after a bicycle accident. According to police, a 52-year-old man was hit by a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt while riding his bike on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of Belt on Monday, March 28. The Cobalt drove through a stop sign at Minerva Street and hit a 2000 Oldsmobile. The Cobalt then drove onto the sidewalk and that is when he struck the bicyclist. The 22-year-old driver of the Cobalt was arrested. No one else was injured in the accident. The bicyclist is reported to be in unstable condition.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 900 bicyclists were killed last year and another 494,000 visited the emergency room for bicycle-related injuries. Many bicycle accidents are caused by the recklessness of other vehicle drivers. Common causes for a bicyclist to be injured by a vehicle are drivers’ failure to yield, driver inattention, drivers running a stop sign, and improper lane change.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience and our attorneys have a proven track record of success in recovering compensation for our clients. We can investigate the accident to find evidence to prove that the driver is at fault and will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company over the value of your claim, even going to court if necessary to recover the amount you deserve. Let us put our skill and experience to work for you! If you or a loved one has been in a bicycling accident, contact us at Meyerkord & Kurth as soon as possible.