With the beginning of summer, it’s important to be on the lookout for pedestrians and bikes on the roadway.
In Gaston County, five people were injured in an accident involving a car and an ambulance. Witnesses report that the car may have been passing a moped when the accident happened.
The ambulance was headed to a call when it appears the car went left of center and collided with the ambulance. The Spencer Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene on Stanly-Spencer Mt. Road in Stanley.
A new ambulance was called to the scene and one accident victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. The victim was listed in critical condition at the time of the report.
When traveling on roads that do not have wide shoulders, riders on bikes and mopeds often cannot get close enough to the edge for cars to pass without crossing into the lane of oncoming traffic. Often times this causes a driver to misjudge how long it will take them to pass the bike or how far left of center their vehicle will need to travel for the pass.
When driving, make sure to use extra caution when passing a bicycle, moped, pedestrian, or even a slower moving automobile. Waiting a few extra seconds can help avoid causing an accident.
If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, it’s important to have people on your side that know the law. A good personal injury lawyer can help you prove liability and build a strong case against those that injured you.
Personal injuries are never expected, but when they occur they can cause many inconveniences for the personal injured. Doctor and hospital bills mount up. Appointments for physical therapy and rehabilitation cause lost time from work. Sometimes there are permanent scars and other disabilities. These, along with lost wages and pain and suffering for the injuries are all things that you can be compensated for in a personal injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak to an expert in personal injury and auto accident claims. Auger and Auger are premier personal injury attorneys that dedicate themselves to provide professional and aggressive legal representation to their clients. Being a victim in an auto accident disrupts your life. We can help you receive compensation you deserve to make you whole again. Call us today.