Per your article "How bicyclists and motorists can be safe while sharing area's roads" (May 3, Page B-5): Let your readers know that if they are hit by a car while riding a bicycle and severely injured, even if it is not their fault, there are no serious consequences for the driver.
I was riding a mountain bike in a 30 mph zone. Someone traveling at least 45 mph, driving three feet off the road, hit me and sent me into his windshield. After I was hit, the driver stopped, pulled me off the hood, and threw me to the ground. He then repositioned his car and tried to lie to the police about what happened. Fortunately, the police were able to tell the driver was lying, but they were only able to give him a $168 fine. The driver has since disappeared.
Bicycle riders should know that the laws are not in their favor, even when someone might assault them with malicious intent.
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