Driver Not at Fault In Car vs. Bicycle Accident

The driver of a car that hit a bicyclist on Sunday is not at fault, police said. They did have to issue him a ticket for not having his proof of insurance. According to witnesses 47-year-old Dan Bell had no way to avoid the accident.

A friend told police that her warned Michael Olson, the injured bicyclist, that a car was coming and not to ride into the street. He said Olson proceeded to ride in a circle and then cross the street in front of the car, in an attempt to beat the vehicle.

The driver, Bell, heard the bicyclists but could not stop his car in time. 39-year-old Michael Olson had suffered severe ankle injuries and road rash. Olson says that he cannot remember what happened.

Accidents on the road can be extremely dangerous. If you or someone you know has been in a bicycle accident, contact your Des Moines Bicycle Accident Attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by dialing (515) 225-2600 today.


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