A Boulder, Colorado man died late Monday, nearly a month after suffering serious brain injuries after his bicycle crashed into a car on January 18.
Arden Brent Graber, 30, died of complications from the bicycle accident while riding his bike southbound on 30th Street just north of Colorado Avenue. Shirley Scott, 82, accidentally drove up behind him and hit him with the front of her car, sending him up onto her car’s windshield.
Our wrongful death lawyers stress safety and caution no matter what it is you are doing. A car accident could happen at any moment whether you are in a car, walking, or riding a bike.
Bicyclists face dangers every day because they are sharing the road with objects that dwarf them in size. A bicyclist that gets into a car accident is going to get the worst of it in the event of a car accident. Wearing a bicycle helmet can help prevent traumatic brain injuries that lead to wrongful death.
The car accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. and Boulder police were not able to confirm if Graber was equipped with a light or reflector. Therefore, nighttime driving is a likely reason for the bicycle accident.
Bike and pedestrian versus car accidents in Boulder rose significantly in 2008, up 42 percent from 2007.
Whether you are driving a car or riding a bicycle, safety should be priority number one. For Graber, a bike helmet could have saved his life. He was loved by all the people around him and will be missed greatly.
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney after you get into a car accident and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.