Bicyclist Hit and Killed on I-270 in North St. Louis
North St. Louis. Tuesday evening a bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle on I-270 in North St. Louis.
The accident happened at approximately 5 p.m. near I-70. According to authorities, the driver stayed at the scene, but the bicyclist died on impact. It’s unclear whether the driver sustained injuries.
In 2015, over 1,000 bicyclists died, and over 400,000 bicyclists were injured in fatal accidents in the U.S. The most common causes of bicycle injuries and deaths include speeding (by bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers), distracted driving, driving under the influence, failure to use bike lanes, and turning accidents.
Between 2008 and 2017 there was a 31-percent increase in bicycle-related accidents in the U.S. The best way to prevent a bicycle accident from happening as a passenger vehicle driver is to pay attention to bike lanes, use turning signals, and avoid speeding.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident and you need help determining how to proceed with your case, don’t hesitate to contact the Dixon Injury Firm today.
Our lawyers care about their clients, are well-versed in Missouri’s personal injury laws, and will do everything in their power to produce the best results for your case.
Our greatest sympathies go out to the family of the victim involved in this terrible accident. If a family member or loved one of the victim would like the name of a person removed, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.