As Ottawa personal injury lawyers who see a lot of bicycle accidents, this initiative impresses us. On July 19, 2009, Ottawa resident, Perth native and Carleton University social work student Hilary McNamee was struck by a van, along with four other cyclists, on March Road in Kanata.
A year later she is spreading a message of cycling safety to Perth, and she plans to deliver the same message about bicycle safety to Ottawa this summer. On Sunday, May 16, 2010, she highlighted wearing bicycle helmets as an important safety measure to avoid serious injuries when speaking at the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce Bike Rodeo. This August, she plans to be an Ottawa representative for Share the Road, a cycling advocacy group with a mission “to make Ontario bicycle friendly for everyone” by doing the following:
- Enhancing access for bicyclists on roads and trails
- Improving safety for all bicyclists
- Educating citizens on the value and importance of safe bicycling for healthy lifestyles and communities
The expansion of Share the Road to Ottawa will be kicked off with a bicycle ride to raise awareness. For more information about Share the Road, visit www.sharetheroad.ca. If you have suffered a cycling accident in Ontario, you may have access to accident benefits and you may have a claim against a motorist who hit you. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth to determine if you have a case for your serious injuries. Visit us online at: ahinjurylaw.wpengine.com