Odessa, MO (August 6, 2023) – A bicycle accident reported in Lafayette County sent one man to an area hospital with significant injuries.
The accident was reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at approximately 9:40 a.m. on August 5.
According to reports provided by MSHP, 39-year-old Scott Dicus of Overland Park, Kansas, was riding a bicycle in the area of Golden Belt Road and Curtis Road during the morning hours. As he proceeded through the intersection, he became involved in a collision with a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.
The bicyclist suffered severe injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency medical services responded to the scene and transported the victim to Centerpoint Medical Center, where he underwent emergency treatment.
The accident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Scott Dicus and his family at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Missouri
Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the most common cause of death to bicyclists is motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, crashes are also one of the most common causes of severe injuries to those who are traveling on two wheels.
Like motorcyclists and other pedestrians, people traveling on bicycles lack the protection that they need during accidents. As a result, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
These incidents often cause trauma to the head, neck, and spine due to the impact between the cyclist and the vehicle. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, can occur when riders are thrown off their bikes or strike their heads against the windshield or pavement upon collision.
Additionally, fractures and dislocations are common among bicyclists involved in car crashes; wrists, arms, shoulders, hips, legs, and ribs are particularly at risk due to direct contact or forceful impacts during accidents. In some cases, cyclists may also sustain severe spinal cord injuries that could lead to temporary or permanent paralysis depending on the extent of damage.
If you have been injured as a result of an automobile accident, a Missouri bicycle accident lawyer can help you better understand your rights moving forward. An attorney will be able to review the circumstances surrounding your accident and help you take legal action against the responsible party.
Car accidents can affect anyone, whether you are the driver of a vehicle or an innocent bystander. At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our experienced bicycle accident lawyers offer extensive time, knowledge, and commitment to helping you get the justice and compensation that you deserve. We take pride in our dedication to providing every client with exceptional legal representation. If you have been affected by a bicycle accident, call our dedicated Missouri personal injury law firm today at 913-764-9700 so we can work together toward getting the resolution that is best for your specific case.
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