Many people enjoy biking, whether it’s their preferred mode of transportation or just a way to get in a quick workout. However, bicyclists are at risk of severe injuries if they are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Motorists aren’t always on the lookout for bicycles traveling on roadways, which can lead to crashes with injuries. Sadly, a Tennessee pediatrician was recently injured while biking near his home and the motorist did not remain on the scene.
The victim was riding his bicycle early in the morning when he was struck from behind by a vehicle. He was wearing a helmet and reflective vest at the time of the accident. The driver who struck the man left the scene of the accident. Another motorist who saw the accident stayed at the scene to call for help and provide information to the authorities.
The accident victim, a local pediatrician, suffered serious injuries. His family is now worried about how he will recover from the brain injuries he received in the crash. There is little information on the driver who fled the scene, but authorities will continue to investigate and try to find the driver. Once found, they will likely face charges related to leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
The financial implications of a work accident can be devastating. Accident victims often need a long time to recover, which means they may not return to work quickly. Financial assistance, in the form of compensation from a successful lawsuit against the party at fault, can help a Tennessee victim and their family after a serious accident.