Moorefield Township, OH (June 14, 2024) – A bicyclist suffered injuries following a crash in Moorefield Township on Thursday, June 13th. The incident took place around 6:45 p.m. on Moorefield Road, near Ridgewood Road.

According to officials, 75-year-old Jack Kibby, of Springfield, was riding his bicycle when he came to a stop sign at the intersection of Moorefield and Ridgewood. As Kibby proceeded into the intersection, he was struck by a pickup truck driven by 44-year-old Ryan Harris, of Springfield. Kibby was rushed to Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center where he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Harris was not hurt in the accident. Police are still investigating at this time and have not said whether any charges will be filed. No further information has been released.

We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to Jack Kibby following this bicycle accident in Moorefield Township. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.

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According to national statistics, nearly 1,000 people are killed in bicycle accidents each year. In Ohio, approximately 20 people will lose their lives in bicycle collisions annually and more will be injured. While these numbers are comparatively small compared to other types of accidents, the odds of being injured in a bicycle crash are quite high. The reason for this is obvious as bicyclists have no protection from the impact of a crash. Further, a bicycle crash takes place very suddenly and unexpectedly. Victims often have no time to react in order to keep the collision from occurring.

If you or a loved one have been affected by a bicycle accident, you may have certain legal rights. The crash must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible. In many instances, the riders themselves are not at fault as the crash takes place due to negligence. Common causes of Ohio bicycle accidents include:

  • Distraction
  • Speeding
  • Impairment
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Careless driving

Here, at The Attkisson Law Firm, we have the necessary experience to help you following a major collision. Our dedicated team of lawyers and legal professionals will be here for you during your time of greatest need. Following a serious crash, we can help you achieve the justice and compensation that you deserve. Before speaking with the insurance company, give us a call to see how we can be of assistance. You may have a limited time to act so it is important that you reach out to us as soon as possible.

Our team stands ready to speak with you at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. There is no financial obligation on your part until we obtain a recovery for you. When you need a tough and aggressive law firm, we will help you get the compensation that you deserve. To speak with a Moorefield Township bicycle accident attorney, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call now at (937) 276-9700.