Police continue to search for the driver who killed a 44-year-old cyclist in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The cyclist, John Sallman, was riding his bike on Middle Belt between Nine and Ten Mile roads when the driver of a black Pontiac G6 struck and killed the cyclist, according to a witness. Anyone with any information about the recent accident should contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at (248) 871-2630 during regular business hours. After 4:30 p.m., call (248) 871-2610.
Sadly, such accidents are more common than you may realize. Each year, more than 500,000 people nationwide are treated in emergency rooms and more than 700 people die from bicycle accident injuries. Last year in Michigan, 19 cyclists died and 1,648 sustained injuries in accidents statewide. On average, 26 cyclists each year in Michigan are killed in bicycle accidents.
What can you do to protect yourself? The single most important thing: wear a helmet. Cyclists wearing a helmet have a dramatically better chance of surviving an accident than cyclists not wearing a helmet. That’s why many states and communities have laws requiring cyclists to wear a helmet. In Farmington Hills, MI, where Sallman was killed, the city requires all cyclists under 16 years old to wear a helmet. Sallman was not wearing a helmet at the time of his fatal accident.
Bicycle accidents are serious. What would you do if you were injured in one? What if the driver fled the scene? Who would you turn to for help? You need someone who can calmly guide you step by step through such a traumatic event. You need someone you can trust has your best interests at heart. You need the Law Offices of Goodman Acker.
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