Deadly Crash Involving Cyclist Reported on New Cut Road in Spartanburg County, South Carolina (SC)
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC- Wyff4.com writes that a crash involving a cyclist left one person dead this week in Spartanburg County, Florida.
The victim was riding a bicycle when a car struck the bike in the evening on New Cut Road near Inman. The victim was reportedly heading eastbound in the westbound lane when the crash took place. Responders rushed the individual to the Spartanburg Regional medical facility, where that person later died from their injuries. No identifying information is currently available regarding the victim.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 857 people died in bicycle crashes in 2018 throughout the United States. Of course, when bikes and cars are involved in accidents, the cyclist is the person who is going to suffer the most severe consequences. Risks involving bikes on the road have not led to a decline in people using this form of transportation. In fact, more Americans are now using bikes for their commutes as opposed to just for recreational purposes.
When bikes are on the road, they have the same rights and responsibilities as do cars and other larger vehicles. It is important that cyclists and drivers understand the laws related to biking on the road. When driving near a cyclist, it is important to share the roadway and not to underestimate the speed of that bike. Drivers turning right should be sure that there is no cyclist approaching from behind them, as this often leads to collisions. Following the speed limit can also help reduce risks to cyclists. When passing bikes on the road, be sure to give them plenty of space. Cyclists should also be cautious and remember that they, too, must follow rules of the road. Cycling accidents take place more often at night, especially between six and nine in the evening.
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