A Tennessee cyclist suffered serious injuries after a bicycle accident when a vehicle struck him, according to DNJ.com. Witness Cole Elliot could hear the collision and knew exactly what happened before even looking. The name of the cyclist was not available, and his injuries are “severe.”
“I was scared to look back,” said Elliot. “The man on the bicycle wasn’t moving. I ran inside to get my boss. He ran out there and tried to save the man’s life.”
Elliot’s boss, Gary Fisher, attempted to treat the cyclist when he noticed witnesses just standing around.
“I pushed everyone out of the way and gave him compressions,” says Fisher. “He had multiple fractures, and was bleeding from his nose and mouth. I was kind of sick to my stomach, but I didn’t want to stop what I was doing.”
Paramedics arrived and rushed the victim to the hospital before he was eventually transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where “he is still alive with serious injuries,” according to a statement.
The accident remains under investigation. Night had just fallen, but the road was well lit and traffic was heavy. This is a tragic reminder of how dangerous cycling can be and why it is so important to take precautions and follow all bicycle safety laws.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego wrongful death attorney.