Bicycle crash victims can file claims online, says police officer
Posted On June 19, 2021
Two cyclists have filed a claim with the Federal Highway Administration for a crash that left them paralyzed from the neck down, according to a report by The Washington Times.
The cyclist who died last year, Eric Sainz, died at the age of 24.
Now a 29-year-old man from Georgia, Saink had been cycling with his friend on an urban road when he lost control of his bicycle and crashed into a parked car.
He was transported to a local hospital, where he died on January 26.
The report said that the bicyclist who filed the claim has received a $5,000 settlement from the government.
“The FHWA’s Office of Enforcement is currently investigating and will make any appropriate findings and actions as warranted,” said the agency’s spokesman, Kevin Schatzow.
Any claims received through the website will be sent to the FHFA for consideration by the agency. “
We do encourage riders to file claims through our online system.
The FHSA declined to comment on the cyclist’s case, citing privacy laws. “
If you or a loved one are injured, we urge you to contact us immediately so we can assist you.”
The FHSA declined to comment on the cyclist’s case, citing privacy laws.
The cyclists claim that they have been injured more than 20 times in accidents involving bicycles since they began using the site in 2007.
The website, which launched in 2009, has about 2 million active users and has more than 1 million reviews.
It has more complaints than any other bike-related site, with more than 10,000 reported on average, the report said.
The agency has received about 8,500 claims, with nearly 4,300 filed in the past year.
“I was on the sidewalk and a car hit me in the neck and I fell,” the cyclist who filed his claim, Christopher Williams, told the Times.
“My head hit the sidewalk, my arms, and my legs, and then the car slammed into me.
I fell in the middle of the road and I was bleeding.
I thought I was going to die.”