Teenager Dies in a Bike Accident after an Attempt to do a Trick Maneuver

A 15-year-old teenager on Wednesday died from a bike accident after attempting to do aggressive bike tricks in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Police and fire authorities immediately responded to an emergency call at around 5:15 in the afternoon from 4500 block of Myer Road, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin last May 9.

Initial reports revealed that the young man was trying a new trick maneuver on his bike. Apparently, when the bike went off the air, the teen lost control of his bike then struck a tree, according to the authorities.

Although the teenager was wearing helmet and safety gears and the authorities tried to revive him as well, all efforts proved futile. The young man died at an early age.

Authorities already notified the school officials in the Monona Grove School District where the teen attended school. Also, they will have an additional grief counselor available to help other students deal with their school mate’s death.

Like in Cottage Grove, biking is very common everywhere in the city of Los Angeles. In fact it is the most common form of exercise in California. Unfortunately, bikes also contribute a lot to the growing number of fatal accidents across the country; that is why biking can be a not-so-good idea, since bike accidents occur every now and then.

If you happen to be involved in a bicycle accident and sustained personal injuries due to other people’s negligence or recklessness, you have the legal rights to file for a personal injury claim against the liable party.

If the accident occurred in Los Angeles, you may seek legal assistance from a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney to have your case evaluated and make you understand your legal rights, as well as to help you achieve success in your claim.

Villaraigosa’s Arm in Cast after Accident

After the Saturday night bike accident, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa went back to work Monday with his right arm in a cast and assured his constituents that he will try to finish his schedule for this week.

Bicycle Accident Mayor Villaraigosa

Bicycle Accident Mayor Villaraigosa. (photo credit: dailynews.com)

The accident occurred along a bike lane on Venice Boulevard as the mayor made his first bike ride after being elected. Reports show that the mayor was riding with his security detail when a taxicab abruptly pulled in front of him causing him to apply brakes and fall off his bike.

Villaraigosa hit his head first but was wearing a helmet so he did not sustain any head injuries. He did, however, broke his right elbow in the fall prompting an operation at the UCLA Medical Center the following day.

The mayor’s office earlier said that the cab driver didn’t violate any traffic laws but he failed to make sure that the biker is safe by using his signal light before pulling in front of Villaraigosa.

Teenager Airlifted to Hospital after Accident

Bicyclists should remember that taking routes where they will encounter lesser traffic will further prevent accidents from happening especially while wearing lesser safety gears and equipments.

A 14-year-old boy was recently airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center after being involved in an accident near Santa Fe Springs. The boy was reportedly riding his bike when he was struck by a Mercedes-Benz sedan at Lakeland and Carmenita roads.

The boy sustained moderate head and facial injuries though he was awake while being transported to the hospital. The man stayed at the accident scene and cooperated with authorities as they investigated the accident.

Hopefully, the boy will not sustain permanent injuries. It should be a lesson to everyone that paying attention on the road, whether he is a motorist or a bicyclist, is important so that he won’t be injured or cause injuries to others.