Perry County Bike and Vehicle Crash Kills 1, Injures 2
PERRY COUNTY, TN- According to fox17.com, a fatal crash took place in Perry County on Wednesday, January 2, 2019,when a cyclist was hit by a vehicle while biking on Highway 438 East. The victim was identified as Laura Mast. Another two individuals suffered injuries in the accident.*
Cyclists are at risk on the road where they are often in close proximity to fast-movingvehicles driven by people who might not see them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), 840 cyclists died in traffic accidents in the United States in 2016.
It is vital for drivers to remain alert, to be cautious and to share the road with people operating other types of vehicles, including bikes. Everyone has the right to use the road.Cyclists should be cautious as well and remember that they are vulnerable and that no matter who is at fault in a crash between abike and a car, the cyclist is the one who will suffer the consequences.
Many people are taking to cycling as an alternative form of transportation. The number of commuters choosing to cycle to work instead of drive has been on the rise in many parts of the country. Cycling is apreferableformof transportation both because of the environmental benefits as well as the health benefits. In some cities, bike lanes are being added to roadways to make cyclists safer.
The most important piece of safety equipment for a cyclist is a well-fitting helmet. When biking, it is important to follow the same rules as people in motor vehicles and remember that cyclists must stop at traffic controls.
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