• Kenneth Powell

What To Do If A Cyclist Hits A Pedestrian?

The number of cyclist deaths and injuries has been rising over the past few years, and with that has come a spike in lawsuits against cyclists. In this article, we will try to make sense of the law and what it means for you as a cyclist.


A cyclist is in the middle of crossing the street when a pedestrian in the crosswalk waves at the cyclist with their hand. The driver hits the pedestrian and then gets out of his car, steps over the scene, and calls the police. The police arrived and asked the cyclist if he knew that there was a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The cyclist says that he did not see the pedestrian. The police then asked the pedestrian if he knew that there was a cyclist in the middle of the crosswalk. The pedestrian says that he did not see the cyclist. How do you know who is at fault? What should you do?


What to do when a cyclist hits a pedestrian

What to do when a cyclist hits a pedestrian


Check if everyone involved is safe


If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being involved in a cyclist accident, you know the police are not known for being helpful. The last thing you want is to be pulled over by them, especially when you are on foot. When there’s property damage on the other side, the police are even less helpful since the insurance company is paying them. They are there to enforce the rules of the road, not to help people figure out what happened.


In certain states it is a crime for a cyclist to go through a pedestrian crosswalk. The law is a good idea, but it does not make sense. This is because a cyclist going through a crosswalk is a risk to himself and a danger to the pedestrian. The cyclist may be going through a crosswalk going the wrong way, or he may be going to quickly. In either case, he is a danger to the pedestrian, and the pedestrian has the right of way. However, this is not a danger to the cyclist. If he is going through a crosswalk going the wrong way, the pedestrian has the right of way, and he must yield and stop.


Call EMS and police


If you find yourself in a situation where a cyclist has hit a pedestrian, call the police and the local emergency medical services (EMS). When you’re involved in a car accident, it’s important to understand your rights and the role of the police—police officers are ultimately responsible for investigating your case and filing your paperwork with the court. If you don’t speak up and file a report, your insurance company will not be able to help you, and you may end up paying more in the long run.


Talk with pedestrian


A woman was hit by a bicycle and sustained injuries. After she obtained a police report, she contacted the cyclist and requested to be reimbursed for the expenses she incurred to obtain medical treatment. This is one of those situations where the details are important. To begin with, it is important to know that if a cyclist is found to be at fault in a collision with a pedestrian, the cyclist is usually required to pay the costs incurred by the pedestrian, such as medical expenses and lost wages. This is, of course, a basic matter of law, and the details of the legal proceedings will be covered later on by St Louis pedestrian accident attorneys.


If you find yourself in this situation, the rider who hit the pedestrian, sometimes even if the pedestrian is jaywalking, is usually the person who will be held responsible for the accident. However, if the pedestrian was hit while crossing the road illegally or if the cyclist was distracted, the cyclist will probably be found not guilty because he or she was not at fault.


When a cyclist hits a pedestrian with his or her bike, the cyclist will most likely say that they were not at fault and that they are not liable for the victim’s injuries. However, the cyclist’s case will most likely be challenged. The law states that a cyclist cannot be charged with hitting a pedestrian, if he or she has a reasonable and legal expectation that the pedestrian would not be in the way. If the cyclist is found to be negligent, he or she will most likely be held liable for all the victim’s medical expenses and other damages suffered.