Occasionally, the very worst happens. In December 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland, a cyclist was struck from behind and killed by a motorist. The driver drove from the scene, even though the vehicle was heavily damaged with a windshield shattered and deformed by the cyclist's body.
In July 2015, a jury in Roanoke, Virginia awarded $300,000 to a bicyclist for injuries she sustained in a collision with a jogger. The incident occurred on a greenway. The jogger and the bicyclist were traveling in the same direction.
Lance Armstrong last won the Tour de France in 2005. He remains the most important bicyclist in the United States.
Uninsured motorist insurance is something that you buy as part of your auto insurance. It provides benefits when you are injured as a result of a motorist's actions.
I was recently interviewed by Fox 4 News in Southwest Florida concerning bicycle safety and recent bicycle accidents in this area. Here is the link to the interview.