As the weather warms up, residents in Iowa can expect to see an increase in bicyclists throughout the state. Whether it is for exercise, recreational, to save energy, to run errands or commute to school or work, residents and visitors often opt to ride their bike on a nice day. While it is an enjoyable activity, biking also poses risks to riders. Bicyclists will often ride their bikes in areas where there is also automobile traffic. If a driver or cyclist fails to follow the rules of the road, they could cause a serious or even fatal crash.
Drivers in Iowa understand that accidents could happen suddenly and could end tragically. Young or old, unsuspecting drivers and passengers could become a victim. When an individual is involved in a serious automobile collision, it usually occurs when a driver fails to uphold the standard duty of care while that driver is behind the wheel. Distracted or negligent drivers could seriously injury or even kill others on the roadways.
The roadways are often the stage for tragedy. A negligent or distracted driver could easily collide with another vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrians. Whether a driver is traveling on an interstate, city streets, residential areas or a parking lot, they should always uphold a certain standard of care while they are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Failure to do so could result in a serious or fatal accident.
The Iowa State Patrol recently responded to a fatal accident involving two vehicles. The collision between an automobile and a pickup truck occurred around 5 p.m. in northern Decatur County. According to preliminary reports, a 35-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on Garden Grove when she lost control of her car. This caused her vehicle to maneuver into the path of a pickup truck traveling westbound.
It is not uncommon for vehicles and pedestrians to be in close proximity. Both are often together in cities, residential areas and shopping areas. Although they are aware that pedestrians are in the area, not all drivers exercise the proper amount of care. By traveling too fast, not yielding and talking or texting on the phone, a driver could cause a car accident with a pedestrian. This could result in a serious or even fatal accident.
In most cases, an accident happens very unexpectedly. In some situations, an accident might be very minimal and not affect those involved. Following a serious accident, however, the victims involved could be gravely injured or even killed. A fatal crash could occur for various reasons, but often times it is due to dangerous conditions on the roads or a negligent driver failing to uphold their duty to drive safely on the road.
Incidents on the roadway could happen at anytime. Unfortunately, even when caution is taken, a negligent or distracted driver could affect drivers and passengers. Moreover, this could cause victims of any age, even young children. Whether a driver is traveling too fast for conditions, speeding, following too closely or failing to stop or yield, a negligent driver could cause a serious or even fatal crash.
The loss of a loved one is a difficult event for Iowans to go through. Whether it is due to old age, an illness or an accident, coping with a loved one's death can be challenging. When a loved one is killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another, family and friends naturally have many questions they want answered such as how and why.
Some drivers will often forget that it is a luxury and a privilege to be able to drive. With that in mind, some drivers and passengers will travel in vehicles on a daily basis and forget how dangerous this activity can really be. Even when a driver takes additional precautions and ensures they travel at the correct speeds, a negligent driver on the roadway could collide with the safest of drivers. This could lead to unexpected injuries or even death.
When a loved one dies in an accident, the family and friends of the deceased seek to have some questions answered. Specifically, they want to understand how the accident occurred and why the victim died. In answering these questions, the family members might at least be able to better cope with their loss. Furthermore, if the asnwers to the family's questions reveal that a driver is liable fpr a fatal accident, the loved ones might have a cause of action for wrongful death.