As the warmer weather makes its way into British Columbia, bicyclists are going to start coming out to enjoy the weather. With these small two-wheel bikes on the roadways, it is important for all drivers to pay attention and watch for them because if a bicyclist is struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries to the bicyclist can be serious or fatal.
Several people were hurt in a two-car accident near the British Columbia Institute of Technology campus in Burnaby on Feb. 17. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m.
A large percentage of residents of British Columbia and across the nation consider drunk driving to be a major concern, according to an annual study by The Road Safety Monitor. Although the number of people who died in alcohol-related car accidents was steadily declining since 2006, the number arose to 744 fatalities in 2010. These fatalities represent about a third of all traffic accidents in Canada, which is a slight decrease from several years prior to 2010.
Every day, people in British Columbia are injured in car accidents that are caused by the negligence of others or similar factors out of their control. If you were hurt in a car accident because of a negligent driver, we may be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
People who ride bicycles in British Columbia are more vulnerable to being injured by distracted or negligent drivers than are motorists, according to authorities. However, bicyclists who suffer injuries and consequent damages on account of a traffic accident may be entitled to restitution through civil action.
A two-vehicle accident near Kamloops claimed one life and caused four other people to suffer injuries. The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on June 9 on Highway 5 near the Rayleigh ball fields. A man was driving alone in a northbound red and white pickup truck at the same time that a blue pickup truck was heading in the opposite direction carrying a driver and three passengers.