March 6, 2012, Atlanta, GA - A bicyclist was hit by a drunk driver at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Buckhead and sustained serious injuries including a broken leg, broken ribs and possible head trauma, according to the AJC news article.
Christopher Hamer-Hodges was hit at the intersection of Peachtree Road and West Paces Ferry by an intoxicated driver. David Seigel was driving under the influence when he hit the cyclist.
Hamer-Hodges was thrown from the bike and quickly taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for urgent care. Seigel did not stop and was later pulled over by police where he was given a breathalyzer. He blew a 1.42 ad was charged with DUI, reckless driving and following too closely, according to the news report.
Gary Martin Hays has given away over 1000 bicycle helmets and sponsored hundreds of public service announcements about bike safety to help prevent the tragedies such as this one.
"I have seen so many terrible bicycle accidents and my law firm is very active and supportive of educating the community on bicycle safety. We hate to see these victims suffer, as the injuries they sustain usually are so severe," said Hays.
Bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are at great risk when traveling along Atlanta roads, especially at night when the risk of drunk drivers on the road increase. Other motorists often fail to notice pedestrians and cyclists, putting them at serious risk for injury and fatality. The impact of an accident such as this can leave permanent physical and emotional damage.
Don't waste another minute wondering if the insurance company will compensate you for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays for your free legal consultation. Our expertly trained staff knows exactly how to help you through this difficult time and we will make sure you are represented fairly. You have nothing to lose: 1-800-898-HAYS
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