Over Labor Day weekend, two bicyclists in Robertson County were injured in hit-and-run bicycle accidents. The two separate incidents left the bicyclists with varying degrees of injury. One, a 59-year-old woman, was stable at the scene but transported to the hospital with potentially serious injuries. The other, a 42-year-old male, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT
Bicyclists are more likely than people in cars to suffer serious injury in hit-and-run accidents. If the hit-and-run driver flees quickly, the bicyclist may not have enough time to reorient his or herself to identify anything about the driver. With this in mind, it may be wise to mount a camera either on your bicycle or on your helmet. Video evidence was crucial in identifying the man who struck a bicyclist on Natchez Trace a few weeks ago.
Contact the police and medical personnel as soon as possible. The police will interview potential witnesses and take your statement and can help you identify the person responsible. Even if you do not believe you have suffered serious injury, it is important to have a medical examination. Some injuries, like soft tissue injuries and traumatic brain injury, may not manifest symptoms right away.
Take as many photos of you can of the scene. These will be important for insurance purposes, especially since if the hit-and-run driver cannot be found, you will have to go through your own insurance.
Talk to a lawyer about the incident. A personal injury attorney can work with the police to get you information you need to find the person responsible and hold them accountable.
Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”