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Dangerous intersections and drivers put you at risk

Apr 28, 2016 | Bicycle Accidents

As a cyclist, you know that you have a right to be on the roads, just like any other person with a vehicle. Unfortunately, while you may be willing to share lanes and obey the laws of the road, others may not. If you find that you’ve been injured because of a dangerous driver or situation where you’re not being respected on the roads, it’s important to speak with your lawyer about your options.

British Columbia is home to many dangerous areas for cyclists. In fact, looking at interactive crash maps of British Columbia, you can see the most common areas for cyclists to get hurt in the province. For example, a five-year average shows that the lower mainland has an average of 65,000 crashes at intersections. At these intersections, cars and trucks may have collided, pedestrians may have been involved or cyclists may have been hit. The tragedy is that many of these instances could have been avoided with fewer distractions.

The top 10 crash intersection charts from the ICBC show that the Trans-Canada Highway crossing Willingdon Avenue is one of the most dangerous intersections in the lower mainland. Admirals Rd. and Mckenzie Avenue is the next most dangerous in Vancouver Island. In the North Central region, Domano Boulevard and Highway 16 pose a threat to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

In most cases, simple common sense can be helpful in preventing accidents. If you’re hit because a driver was texting or not paying attention to the road, you may be able to seek compensation. Our website has more information.

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