Rosemount Teenager Killed in MN Bicycle Accident
A 15-year-old boy was hit and killed by an SUV on May 30, 2009. The young man was from Rosemount, Minnesota. The accident happened on County Road 27 north of Eagle Lake in Blue Earth County.
This was the second fatal bicycle accident in Minnesota in May. On May 20, a bicyclist was killed when a semi-trailer turned and struck him at an intersection.
“I bike to work every day,” stated attorney Fred Pritzker of Pritzker Olsen, a Minnesota law firm that represents victims of bicycle accidents and their families. “I am personally aware of the dangers on the road, and that drivers just don’t look for bicyclists.”
Two of the major contributing factors in bicycle-motorist crashes are:
• Failure to yield the right of way
• Failure to see bicyclists due to inattentive driving
Pritzker Olsen urges all motorists to watch for bicyclists, especially children. We stand with Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel, who stated. “We want motorists to recognize bicyclists as people, not obstructions. . .”
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