1 Hurt in Yakima Bicycle Crash on Highway 821
YAKIMA, WA (October 28, 2020) – Monday night, Patrick St. Martin suffered injuries in a bicycle accident on Highway 821.
The incident happened at around 9:30 p.m., southbound on State Route 821, a mile east of Selah. According to reports, 56-year-old Patrick St. Martin rode his bike south on the freeway. Meanwhile, a driver traveled north on SR 821 towards the onramp for Interstate 82.
The vehicle driver struck St. Martin and then fled the scene.
Moreover, the authorities confirmed that the patient didn’t wear a helmet during the crash. Responders transported him to the hospital.
As of this time, the authorities are still looking for the driver who struck Patrick St. Martin.
Always be cautious of bicyclists on the road when driving. Bicyclists are more vulnerable because of their limited protection and lightweight bodies. By paying attention to your surroundings and driving within the speed limit, dangerous accidents can be prevented.
Bicycle Accidents in Washington
Each year, around 20-50 million motorists and bicyclists are injured or become disabled due to a crash. However, even if accidents are a common occurrence, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident. The most valuable step you can take in response to a bicycle accident is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says attorney Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or a family member sustained injuries in a bicycle crash, call the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and the experienced professional legal team dealt with cases such as this one, and know the physical and emotional toll they take. Furthermore, our team will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.