Anchorage, AK – Bicyclist Hurt in Crash on W 36th Ave
Oct. 19, 2020
One bicyclist was left seriously injured after an auto accident in the Anchorage area on Wednesday evening. At approximately 10:50 p.m., on October 14, the Anchorage Police Department responded to the scene of an auto accident on West 36th Avenue.
Reports provided by officers with APD show that a bicyclist was riding across the intersection of West 36th Avenue and C Street along with two pedestrians. As the trio entered out into the intersection, they were struck by a vehicle.
The driver pulled over their vehicle immediately following the incident and phoned for emergency services. The driver, who was not injured in the collision, remained at the scene and spoke with police after they arrived.
The bicyclist was injured in the crash. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The two other pedestrians were not injured in this accident.
At this time, the police in Anchorage are investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the victim, their family, and everyone who has been impacted by this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in Alaska
Each year, hundreds of accidents take place in the state of Alaska. Although a small percentage of these accidents involve bicyclists, these accidents are more likely to end in life-altering injuries for victims. Like pedestrians, bicyclists are without adequate protection to prevent harm to them in the event of an accident. As a result, many bicyclists are left with traumatic head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and overwhelming pain and suffering.
Not only are victims forced to endure the mental, physical, and emotional impacts of collisions, but they often face overwhelming financial consequences as well. Dealing with lost wages, towering medical bills, and various other financial impacts that are not only crippling for victims but their families as well. In many cases, victims who are harmed in accidents caused by the negligence of others can obtain compensation from those at-fault by exercising their legal rights in civil court. Working with a knowledgeable bicycle accident attorney in Alaska can help you protect your legal rights and get the compensation you need and deserve.
Anchorage personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Jason Skala are well-versed in handling even some of the most complex legal claims surrounding personal injury claims throughout our state. For nearly two decades, Attorney Skala has fought on behalf of accident victims to ensure they are able to protect their legal rights and maximize their recoveries. Our team is committed to educating victims on legal options available to them so they can get the justice they deserve. Whether you were injured in a car accident, a bicyclist accident, or another incident involving the negligence of another party, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Call our personal injury attorneys in Alaska to discuss your case. Our team is available to meet at your earliest convenience to review the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine what legal options are available to help you.
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