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Bicyclist injured after being struck by Mercedes

A 65-year-old Massachusetts bicyclist suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a Mercedes on June 8. According to the report, the man suffered injuries to his wrist, torso and legs. The accident took place on Route 228 in Cohasset. Police stated that a silver Mercedes convertible attempted to turn into the parking lot of a restaurant and struck the bicyclist. The impact from the collision caused the man to hit the windshield, shattering the glass. His body came to rest in the backseat of the vehicle. The bicyclist was transported to South Shore Hospital, and sources say that he was released the same day he was admitted. The 62-year-old driver of the Mercedes reportedly told the authorities that he could not see the cyclist due to the sun being in his eyes. The police impounded the man’s vehicle as part of the investigation. At the time the report was released, the man had not been charged for the incident, but police indicated that he may likely face charges. In order to avoid an accident, drivers need to remain vigilant of other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists while on the road. However, some motorists may fail to see the bicyclists with whom they are sharing the road with, and as a result, a cyclist might suffer critical injuries. If there is evidence that the driver was operating their vehicle in a negligent or careless manner, the injured bicyclist may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the accused driver. This lawsuit allows the injured bicyclist to potentially recover the costs of any medical bills or lost income. Source: CBS Boston, “Bicyclist Ends Up In Back Seat Of Convertible After Crash In Cohasset“, Ken MacLeod, June 09, 2014

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