Last week, I looked at the issue of increased bicyclist deaths in Minnesota. A Wednesday morning, Semi/ Bicycle death brought the issue home again this week. A semitrailer driver had began to make a wide left turn at the intersection of Park Avenue and E. 14th Street and hit a long time cyclist with it’s back tires.
A witness said that the bike had been stopped at the light and like the semi began to go forward when the light changed. The semi than turned and unexpectedly drove over the rider. Police are still investigating as to what else happened. Clearly, it’s a tragedy that needs to be considered by all drivers and riders.
This is one of the many riders that was remembered with the Wednesday evening Ride of Silence. The number of bike riders will continue to grow, hopefully, keeping this in mind will make it safer for everyone.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.