Bicyclists, like pedestrians, are exposed to serious and sometimes fatal injuries when they are involved in collisions with motor vehicles. Such accidents invoke the same assessments of liability as those applied in other motor vehicle accidents. Each party must be sure to apply the appropriate level of care in their actions to avoid any liability as a result.
A fatal accident recently occurred in Georgia involving a bicycle and a car. The bicyclist was travelling on a highway and was struck from behind by the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene of the accident and continued travelling on the highway after colliding with the bicyclist. The bicyclist died as a result of their injuries.