Injury news: Police have reported a bicycling accident in Allentown which remains a mystery. A bystander found Douglas Long of Allentown on the side of Dauphin Street at about 9:20 pm Monday evening. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in serious condition having suffered a head injury. Police are investigating whether the injury was caused by a pothole in the road, an unidentified driver, or whether he lost control due to road and/or traffic conditions. Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed anything unusual should contact Allentown police Captain Daryl Hendricks.
As bicycling has gained in popularity in recent years motorists must take extra care in operating their vehicles. If you are struck by a hit and run driver and are unable to identify the driver, you may still have legal recourse through your automobile insurance policy for uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage will provide compensation for your injuries from unidentified drivers. There are critical steps which must be taken early to insure your rights are protected. Our office has been handling these kinds of claims for over 25 years.