Benton, LA (July 19, 2019) – Late this morning, a local news source reported that a bicyclist sustained severe injuries during a wreck along Linton Road and Covington Drive today, July 19th.
Based on additional reports from Bossier police, the bicyclist had been riding near the junction of Linton and Covington, in the vicinity of Black Bayou, around 11:35 a.m. At some point, the unidentified rider was struck by a vehicle. Presently, the circumstances surrounding the accident have not been revealed.
Police have confirmed the bicyclist suffered severe injuries during the crash and was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.
This is an updating story. As the investigation continues, authorities will release more information to public sources.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycles serve as fun modes of transportation during the spring and summer months, but, due to the vulnerability of the riders, accidents are more likely. According to reports, from 2012 to 2014, Louisiana boasted the second-highest rate of bicycle-related fatalities per capita in the United States, a trend that has continued into the past couple of years. Deaths have increased from 11 in 2010 to 23 in 2012, and the only state to outpace Louisiana is Florida.
If you have sustained injuries in a bicycle-related accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for this unfortunate loss. In this case, it would be in your best interest to speak with a Louisiana attorney who is knowledgeable in personal injury claims and bicycle accident cases. For over 25 years, our team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have won a collected $125,000,000 for our clients and have won more than 98% of our cases over these two decades. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 225-766-1234.
Note: To write and construct these stories, we utilize a variety of sources including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accidents. As we are not present on the scene, these accounts may not reflect the reality of the situation or the injuries sustained. If you notice any discrepancies between our content and the accident, please inform our office as soon as possible and we will make the necessary corrections.
Disclaimer: Fisher Injury Lawyers is an involved member of our local community, and as such, our intent is always to improve the lives and safety of those in our community. These accidents are a devastating reality of life in our cities and across our state. Our hearts go out to all those affected by them. We hope that by casting a light on these accidents, we will encourage others to take more care in their daily lives to avoid accidents in the future. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information included in them should not be construed as legal or medical advice. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should contact a qualified attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. We wish the best for all those affected by these accidents.