On Monday morning, a cyclist was attacked by dogs on the 1200 block of Kemp. According to KFDX News Channel Three, two dogs attacked the cyclist at about 10:30 a.m. The dogs that attacked him were listed as a Pit Bull and a Pug mix. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Officials with Animal Control Services were able to pick up the Pit Bull, but did not locate the Pug mix. There is no word on the extent of the victim’s injuries or current condition.
Dog Bites: Just the Facts
- Approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the U.S.
- Half of those people are children.
- 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery for a dog bite in 2012.
- Almost one in five of people who are bitten require medical attention.
- Adult males are more likely to be bitten than adult females.
Cyclists Face a Number of Dangers in North Texas
Dogs aren’t the only threat to cyclists in North Texas and across the U.S. Bicycle riders are constantly on the lookout for distracted, impaired, careless and reckless drivers. When motorists don’t safely share the road, cyclists and pedestrians are put at great risk. Since a cyclist doesn’t have the benefit of advanced modern automobile safety features, he or she can be devastatingly or fatally injured in a collision with a car or truck. Even a seemingly mild crash at a relatively low speed can be incredibly dangerous for a cyclist. Bicycle riders can still get hurt, even when they wear helmets, obey traffic laws and wear high visibility clothing.
Cyclist Safety: Just the Facts
- In 2011, 677 cyclists were killed in traffic crashes.
- 48,000 cyclists were injured in crashes in 2011.
- In 2011, cyclists account for two percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities.
- In 2011, fatalities were up nine percent from 623 cyclists killed in 2010.
Contacting an Attorney
Cyclists in North Texas and across the U.S. face a variety of hazards, from motorists not sharing the road to dangerous dogs at large. If you or a cyclist you love has been injured due to another person’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Bicycle riders and pedestrians should be able to navigate the roadways safely. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the cyclist a speedy and full recovery.