The Indiana bicycle lawyers at Caress Law Group are saddened to echo reports of two serious bicycle accidents that left two Indianapolis teens severely injured – both occurring less than 24 hours of each other.
On an otherwise beautiful August day in Indiana, Hoosiers woke up to the news on August 17, 2013 that a 12 year-old Indianapolis boy had been struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle near the intersection of Southeastern Avenue and Shortridge Drive in Indianapolis around 9 p.m. on August 16, 2013. It has been reported that emergency personnel arrived to the scene to find the young boy unconscious. As a result, he was immediately taken to Riley Hospital in critical condition. The 12 year-old boy sustained severe head trauma and doctors were doing their best to try to save one of the boy’s legs from having to be amputated.
To make matters worse, a second Indianapolis boy, this one 15 years-old, was struck by a motor vehicle near the intersection of Fall Creek Parkway and 30th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana around 3 p.m. on August 17, 2013. This boy was also unconscious when emergency personnel arrived on the scene, and he was also taken to Riley Hospital with multiple injuries, including head injuries. The vehicle that struck the 15 year-old bicyclist was a blue Volkswagen, but no other details have been released.
The Indianapolis bicycle accident lawyers at Caress Law Group send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the young men severely injured in these bicycle crashes, as well as their family members and friends. Fortunately, the medical providers at Riley Hospital are some of the best in the nation and will certainly do all they can to mitigate these injuries so that these young adults can recover properly.
As Indiana’s premier bicycle lawyers, we at Caress Law Group have observed bicycle accident injuries in Indiana skyrocket this spring and summer. We urge all bicyclists and motor vehicles to be cautious on the roadways, particularly when crossing intersections. We will provide any updates on these boys’ injuries and will continue to do our best in advocating for victims of bicycle collisions throughout the State of Indiana. If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way, feel free to call 317-255-5400 or Contact Us for a free and easy conversation.