On July 2, a bicycle and an 18-wheeler collided at an intersection. It may not surprise anyone in Wisconsin to know that the bicycle rider was fatally injured in the truck vs. bicycle accident. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 1, someone traveling down Highway G in the Wisconsin city of Delmar noticed a vehicle that had been abandoned and some pieces of what appeared to be a bicycle. On further inspection, the passerby found the victim of a car vs. bicycle accident. Sheriff's deputies were sent to the scene and found the victim deceased.
Twin Lakes dispatchers sent emergency response personnel to the scene of an accident involving an 11-year-old boy. Once they arrived, the Twin Lakes Fire Department was mobilized to set up a place for Flight for Life to land. Within hours of the boy's bicycle accident, he was on his way to a Wisconsin children's hospital to be treated for injuries.
Many states have laws making it illegal to text while driving. Even so, there are many people who continue to text regardless of whether it is against the law, just as many people drive above the posted speed limit or drink and drive. A recent car vs. bicycle accident here in Wisconsin is being attributed to driver negligence. Police suspect the woman was texting at the time the accident occurred.
Most people who ride bicycles enjoy breathing the fresh Wisconsin air and admiring the scenery. Of course, riding a bicycle is also good exercise, but for some, that is just an added benefit. One obvious difficulty with riding a bicycle is having to share the streets with other vehicles. Bicyclists are vulnerable to being involved in a bicycle accident just like any other vehicle on the road.
The Wisconsin roads are full of all kinds of vehicles--from 18-wheelers to bicycles. Bicycles, of course, are some of the most vulnerable vehicles on the road. The riders have little to no protection if they become involved in a car vs. bicycle accident.