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The Number One Cause of Bike Accidents in Utah

The Utah Department of Public Safety notes in 2020; 463 bicycles were involved in accidents, eight were fatal. Although bicycles and cars follow the same traffic laws, the number one cause of these bike accidents occurs when a bike and a car collide. 

Most deaths that come from bicycle accidents take place in urban areas and at non-intersection locations. 

The top cause of bike accidents in Utah is bicycle and car collisions. This has been the leading cause since the ‘90s. From 1992-1997, over 5,423 bicyclists were hit by cars in Utah. According to the CDC, there were almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries from accidents in the United States in 2015.

Bicycle and Automobile crashes often occur from the following: 

  • Bicyclists or cars do not obey traffic laws 
  • Auto driver making unsafe left or right turns
  • A bicyclist riding from driveway or sidewalk into the path of a car
  • Auto driver opening door as bicycle passes
  • Bicycle rider weaving, leaving the edge of road or bike lane
  • Bicyclist making an unsafe left turn
  • Bicycle without lights or reflectors

Hiring the Right Help

When hiring an accident lawyer in Utah, consider Robert J. DeBry & Associates. We specialize in protecting the rights of cyclers who may have had a collision with a car or other bike accident injuries or fatalities. Hiring an accident lawyer in Utah experienced in cycling-related accidents will give you the best chance of success in court. 


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