A determined 80-year-old with multiple fractures from bike-bus collision hopes to ride again, soon.
Lucette May suffered multiple fractures, following a collision that left her jammed between the snowbank and a Transit Windsor bus last week. Her injuries include a broken rib, a broken bone in her foot and two fractures to her pelvis.
Long Road to Recovery
While May remains on bed rest at Windsor Regional, her spirits remain high. She says of course she will resume riding her bike everywhere in all kinds of weather.
It is a constant struggle with pain and discomfort from her hospital bed in Windsor Regional Hospital. Adding insult to injury, her bike is her only mode of transportation.
I have to go to school, I have to do my volunteering, I use it for everywhere I go, May said from her hospital bed.
Driver Charged with Failing to Share the Road
The collision happened last Saturday just before 9 a.m. and the driver of the bus was charged with failing to share the road; and May is planning a lawsuit against Transit Windsor.
Reminder to Share The Road
This collision is prompting local police to remind drivers and cyclist to share the road. Their main message to cyclists is to stop biking on the sidewalk, in the wrong direction and through red lights. As a general rule of thumb cyclists should also:
- Obey all traffic laws.
- Ride with traffic.
- Proceed with care into intersections.
- Sidewalks are for pedestrians. Walk your bike on sidewalks and in crosswalks.
- Look back before changing lanes or turning.
- Always use hand signals when turning and stopping.
It's worth noting that should you or a loved one become the victim of an accident, do NOT provide a statement to the driver's insurance company until you have called the lawyers here at Greg Monforton and Partners.
Any information that you provide may be used against you should you decide to pursue a legal solution for compensation. Furthermore, the insurance company may also pressure you to sign a release without giving you the opportunity to investigate your legal options.