Bicycle Riders Commonly Injured in Dooring Accidents
Dooring accidents occur when a motorist or passenger in the vehicle opens a door without looking, obstructing the path of a bicycle rider. A bicyclist who is unable to stop in time to avoid a collision with a vehicle door can suffer severe injuries or even become a fatality. This is the reason a law is on the books in many states to protect bicycle riders. While bicycle riders normally use a designated bike lane, this isn’t always possible and leaves a rider vulnerable to dooring accidents.