Cyclist Crash with Motorcycle Injures 3 in Granby, CT
With the string of beautiful weather we have recently experienced in Connecticut, many people are getting out their bicycles to enjoy the weather.
The increase in the number of cyclists on the road inevitably leads to an increase in bicycle-related accidents.
On July 5, 2019, Gail Gridley of Windsor, CT was riding her bicycle on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, traveling north on Rt. 20. She was in a crosswalk when suddenly, she was struck by a motorcycle traveling east on the roadway.
Ms. Gridley suffered serious injuries and was immediately transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital. The operator of the motorcycle and his passenger also suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Crash news source: Patch – Granby.
Injured in a Bicycle Accident? Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
This accident is another unfortunate reminder that bicyclists are not afforded the same courtesy and consideration to utilize Connecticut roadways as they are entitled to by law. It is also a reminder that accidents involving bicyclists do not always involve a car.
If you are injured while riding a bicycle, it is crucial to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you. More importantly, it is essential to hire an attorney who understands the laws applicable to bicyclists and the unique aspects of a motor vehicle versus bicycle accident.
At Stanger Stanfield Law, we pride ourselves on representing bicyclists injured in an accident because many of our attorneys are cyclists themselves. We enjoy our rights ride on many of the beautiful roadways Connecticut has to offer. We are also passionate about representing individuals when that right is taken away from them by a careless driver of a motor vehicle.
If you or someone you now was injured while riding their bicycle, contact Stanger Stanfield Law immediately. We can help.