Student hurt in Cedar Falls bike accident

A female student on a bike was recently injured through her involvement in an accident with a vehicle, an article published by reported on September 21.

According to reports, the accident involving a bicycle and a vehicle on September 20 took place at the 18th Street and Hudson intersection. The bicyclist identified as a UNI student was on her way to the campus when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old woman. Reports revealed that the collision happened after the elderly woman proceeded in making a right turn despite a red traffic signal. The student, who is now afraid to ride her bike, was lucky to only have sustained minor injuries after hitting the vehicle’s hood. Authorities issued a ticket to the vehicle driver for her failure to give right of way.

Though the student escaped serious injuries, the Iowa attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many individuals suffer incapacitating injuries after being involved in bike accidents. However, if this happens to you, we may possibly help you get financial assistance from negligent vehicle drivers. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Cedar Terrance cycling accident leaves one dead

A 24-year-old man was struck and killed in a bicycle accident this week in Cedar Terrace.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Cedar Terrace Drive and Texas Street. The cyclist was crossing the intersection when he was struck by a car.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene when police and emergency personnel arrived.

The incident is still under investigation.

Teenager struck by Des Moines bus

A Des Moines teen injured in a bicycle traffic accident is expected to make a full recovery, according to doctors.

The 13-year-old rode his bicycle into the middle of the intersection of Sixth Street and Forest Avenue around 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. A Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus traveling through the intersection struck the teenager.

The teen was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg and facial abrasions. Witnesses say that the bus had a green light and that the teen rode against traffic in entering the intersection. The bus driver has no history of accidents or disciplinary action.

No charges have been filed.

Bus and bicycle related accidents are unfortunately frequent. If you have been in an bicycle traffic accident on either side of the exchange, contact the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.

Who causes bicycle accidents?

Given increase in gas prices and troubles in the economy, many people are turning to bikes. With more bikes on the road, there is a good chance there will be more bike accidents. 

Most motorists believe that car-bike accidents are typically caused by bikes being too aggressive on the road. However, as studies have shown, the majority of such accidents are caused by car drivers. 

The accidenty usually occur because the car driver runs a stop sign, turns into a cyclist's path, or opens a door on a biker. 

If you have been hit by a car while riding a bicycle, contact the Iowa bike accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600. 

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