Ilkhanoff & Silverstein Articles Two Bicyclists Hurt during Race after Collision with Tractor

Two Bicyclists Hurt during Race after Collision with Tractor

By Ilkhanoff & Silverstein  Apr. 23, 2014 2:55p

Two men were injured, one seriously, when they crashed into a farming tractor during a bicycle race. The race was being held on Saturday morning and the route included several rural roads that were open to traffic. Cyclists were going west on Turtle Hill Road at around 11:30 that morning when the collision happened. The race is held every year by a Lancaster-based bicycle company and every year there are problems concerning accidents or "conflicts" with vehicle traffic sharing the race route on the rural roads according to authorities. This time two bicyclists were coming around a curve in the road and apparently had drifted into the eastbound lane of the roadway which was occupied by a farm tractor. One cyclist reportedly crashed nearly head-on with the tractor while a second man was also involved in the collision but escaped the incident with minor injuries. The exact injuries suffered by the first cyclist were not described in reports but he was taken to the Lancaster General Hospital.

Police said the man operating the tractor is not expected to be cited or found to be at fault in the incident since he was properly in his lane of traffic on a road that was open to public use. There was no information regarding whether or not steps would be taken by the company which organizes the race to make the yearly event safer for participants. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident caused by another party's negligence then you should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can to make sure your legal rights are protected.

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