Bicyclist Hurt in Kelso Auto Crash on Allen Street
KELSO, WA (July 15, 2020) – Tuesday night, a man suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident on Allen Street in Kelso.
According to reports, on July 7th just before 11:00 p.m., the male bicyclist crashed with a BNSF Railway train. As a result of the crash between Allen Street and Cowlitz Way, the bicyclist suffered critical injuries.
The crash trapped the victim under one of the vehicles and was awake when the responders came.
Meanwhile, reports revealed that the crews uncoupled around 80 feet of the train for over 30 minutes to free him.
The responders managed to stabilize the man and took him via ambulance to a local trauma center.
Meanwhile, the authorities advised motorists to only cross the tracks at an approved crossing.
The authorities confirmed that there’s a crossing in the location. Unfortunately, the victim didn’t utilize it.
Bicycle Accidents and Personal Injury Cases in Washington
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
For drivers to avoid fatalities and serious injuries, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Meanwhile, if you’re a bicyclist, make sure to suit yourself with the proper biking equipment.
By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“We strive to secure the future of our clients. Our clients include people who have been severely traumatized, both physically and emotionally, after a crash. Our goal is to protect them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
Finding the right lawyer to handle your personal injury case can help shift your main focus on healing. If someone you love has recently been involved in a similar auto accident, do not face the aftermath alone. We do more than simply win cases. Our purpose is to maximize your recovery and grant you peace of mind, with your future at the forefront. During your initial call, we’ll discuss your case at length to determine your legal options. At this delicate time, many important legal decisions must be made. Call (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.