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Indiana bicycle accident lawyer – avoiding the right cross accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Apr 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you ride bikes, the scariest moment is when you come up on a vehicle that is making a right hand turn from a parking lot or side street.   Many times,  these drivers look right past or through you.

You should follow these four steps to avoid these “right cross” type of accidents:

  • Make eye contact with the driver.  In the summer this can be difficult because many drivers wear sunglasses.
  • Wave to the driver.  The act of waiving will cause a disrupt in the driver's eye pattern and cause her to see  you.  Remember most drivers are not looking for bicycles but they are looking for other cars and trucks.
  • If there are no cars behind you, move the left a few feet.  This will allow you to move into the driver's field of vision and add a stimulus to the driver's visual field.
  • Listen to your gut.  If you feel that the driver is not seeing you STOP. Your life is more important than getting to your destination a few minutes sooner.

If you have any questions about an Indiana bicycle accident, call (219) 874-4878.   

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and lifes passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a ...

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