MILL CREEK, WV: Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department have charged a bicyclist with DUI after police say he caused an accident on Friday, August 29th, 2022 on Beechnut Drive.
At 9 p.m. police began an investigation into a car-bicycle accident and observed both with damage. Police learned the unidentified bike rider was in the middle of the street with no safety equipment for riding at night. The driver told police he did not see the rider until it was too late to avoid a collision.
Police said the bike rider appeared to be impaired and had paraphernalia typically used to inject drugs. The bicycle rider was treated for injuries and found at fault as a result of the accident investigation.
This case is interesting because generally it is not the bicyclist that is at fault but instead it is a negligent, careless, or distracted driver of an automobile that caused the collision. Tens of thousands of bicyclists were injured as a result of the careless or negligent actions of other drivers. Bicyclists are incredibly vulnerable in the event these collisions occur, and severe injuries are often the result.
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In this case, the police determined the accident and subsequent injuries to be the fault of the bicyclist himself. In most cases that we see, vehicle collisions with bicycles are the fault of the motorist.
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