Cass Twp, OH (December 7, 2021) – A young bicyclist suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle in Cass Township on Monday, December 6. The deadly crash occurred on Bowman Road at around 9:15 a.m.
Three juveniles were reportedly riding their bicycles on Bowman Road. A driver of the pickup truck hit the innermost rider. The at-fault motorist proceeded to flee the scene traveling northbound. The 13-year-old sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead.
The accident reportedly took place during daylight hours, and the victim had the right of way. The vehicle was described as an early 2000s black or dark green pickup truck with likely damage to the front end.
An ongoing accident investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Ohio
There is very little security when riding a bicycle in Ohio. In the United States, 843 bicyclists were killed in vehicle accidents in 2019. Despite the fact that the overall number of riders killed has decreased, the number of cyclists killed has increased by more than 36% since 2010, when it was at an all-time low. The majority of serious injuries that occur as a result of bicycle accidents are caused by head trauma.
No matter if you live in a big city or a rural area, you are going to share the road with cyclists from time to time. Drivers on Ohio roadways owe a duty to all roadway travelers, including cyclists. As a cyclist, you have legal rights. That means if you are struck by another vehicle and injured, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a qualified Cass Township personal injury lawyer.
Cass Township Bicycle Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a cyclist accident, you need to consult an experienced Cass Township bicycle accident attorney immediately. It is important to get started on the personal injury claim as soon as possible to increase the chances of recovering full compensation. The legal team at Joseph Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other pieces of evidence to build your case. We will fight tirelessly to make sure that your legal rights are secured. We have helped many accident victims recover the compensation they deserve after being injured in a bicycle crash. We can help you obtain the full value of your claim.
Give us a call at 216-522-1600 to discuss your case with a Cass Township serious injury lawyer today.
Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts. These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Columbia Township area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.
Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.