Bicycle Accident Caused by Motor Vehicle Not Providing Bicyclist with Adequate Space (Side-Swipe Accident)
MOTOR VEHICLES HUGGING A BICYCLIST’S LANE OF TRAFFIC CREATES A DANGEROUS CONDITION WHICH CAN HAVE CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES
As a bicyclist, the law generally requires you to ride your bicycle as close to the right-hand edge of the roadway as possible. The exception to this general rule is if you are overtaking a pedestrian or another cyclist, avoiding an obstacle in the roadway, or the road is too narrow for your bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side. Whether you are riding close to the right-hand edge of the roadway, overtaking someone or something, or traveling along a narrow road, it is all too common for motor vehicles to not provide a cyclist with adequate room, resulting in the cyclist being side-swiped by the vehicles side mirror, over-sized trailer, or some other portion of the vehicle extending into the cyclist’s lane of traffic.
When the width of a vehicle is dangerously extended or a vehicle is just too close to the cyclist’s lane of traffic, the chances of a cyclist being side-swiped by a vehicle increases despite the cyclist lawfully traveling down the road.
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