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The Dangers of Getting Doored - Bike Accidents

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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5/5/2014
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Cyclists call it getting ‘doored’ or ‘winning the door prize’.

It’s a bit of black humour that highlights the danger cyclists face on our streets.

But really, it’s no laughing matter.

That’s why I’m right behind a  campaign to help protect cyclists from careless drivers.

So what’s ‘dooring’?

It’s when a driver opens his/her door right into the path of an oncoming cyclist.

Here’s the thing, slamming into a car door is like hitting a brick wall at full speed.

And even if the cyclist manages to dodge the car door, they may very well find themselves swerving into oncoming traffic.

‘Dooring’ ( getting ‘doored’) is incredibly dangerous. Sometimes even deadly.

It’s also entirely preventable.

Because a cyclist getting ‘doored’ is caused by one thing and one thing only, a careless driver.

It only takes a second to shoulder check and glance into a side mirror to see if a cyclist is coming. And yet drivers across BC continue to put cyclists’ lives at risk by forgetting to do exactly that.

Sadly ‘dooring’ is just one of the many dangers facing cyclists on the streets of BC’s Lower mainland.

It’s time that motorists woke up and took responsibility for ensuring cyclists are able to ride safely.

Because we all need to share the road.

If you’ve been ‘doored’ get in touch with me here at McComb Witten.

We’re on the side of cyclists.

 I’d be happy to fill you in on how the bike injury claims work  and discuss your options with you.

Jeff Witten

McComb Witten Personal Injury Lawyers



Category: Bicycle Accidents


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