Bicycles have taken over our cities and towns. My husband and I are ever amazed when we go to a new city and get to enjoy the great array of bicyclists making their way to and fro in the normal course of business. In some cities, like Davis, California, and Portland, Oregon, bicycling is a way of life. This is fabulous because we are cutting our carbon footprint. However, what happens when things don’t go right and there is an accident? What are the top bicycle accidents and how can I get help?
You asked for it, here you go!
The Top 6 Bicycle Accidents
According to MichiganAutoLaw.com, the top 6 most common bicycle accidents include:
- A car is going down the street and stops at a red light. Then instead of looking to see if a bicyclist is coming, they make a right turn in front of you. OUCH!
- A driver is making an unprotected left turn and hits you in the intersection.
- Either you or the motorist failed to stop at a red light or a stop sign. Make sure you are careful and know the traffic regulations in your neighborhood.
- Other bicycle accidents are caused by a car or you trying to pass on the right.
- Getting “doored”. If you are a bicyclist and don’t know what this means….check it out. It is a variety of bicycle accidents in which a car opens their door into your traffic lane. Boom!
- The final top bicycle accident happens when a you, the bicyclist, runs into a road hazard like a fallen tree, potholes, or other debris.
These, go far beyond your every day injuries sustained while riding. These injuries can be every bit as extreme and traumatic as an auto accident….and they can cause the same sort of traumatic injuries. Make sure you are always protected with a helmet.
With that bicycle accidents safety clause in, we turn to the big question….Can acupuncture help these injuries? The answer is a resounding yes. Acupuncture is a pro with pain and inflammation. It can help with the healing of hard to heal tendons by increasing the blood flow. If you are suffering due to a bicycle accident, get thee to a acupuncturist today.