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Motor vehicle accidents involving cyclists can be dangerous

Many individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere choose to travel to and from destinations via bicycle. Cycling offers numerous benefits, such as being a healthy mode of transportation, or even providing one with the ability to avoid traffic jams. However, there is also some level of risk involved, and with less available protection, motor vehicle accidents involving cyclists have a much higher chance of ending in disaster.

A recent accident in Louisiana has claimed the life of a 33-year-old man who was hit while riding his bike. Authorities say the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday, when the man was suddenly struck by a motor vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities are investigating the tragic incident.

Although the investigation suggests that the man wasn't wearing a helmet at the time, his bike was apparently equipped with the necessary lights. Authorities are reportedly working to determine the exact cause of the crash, and have asserted that intoxication isn't suspected. Even with the required red light on the back of his bike, troopers are apparently examining whether the driver would have been able to recognize the indicator in time to avoid collision.

Motor vehicle accidents have claimed the lives of far too many individuals, leaving loved ones to grieve over such a tragic incident. If the other party appears to have been at fault in the collision, surviving family members may wish to pursue restitution for their losses, but the process can be challenging to navigate, especially alone. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Louisiana could obtain assistance in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled through the necessary outlets.

Source: theadvocate.com, "Bicyclist killed in early morning car crash in Lafayette Parish, police say", Aug. 22, 2017

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