A side-swipe is another extremely dangerous cycling situation. In this case, a vehicle is pulling an over-sized trailer or has unusually large rear-view mirrors mounted on the doors. In either case, the width of the vehicle is dangerously extended. This increases the chances of hitting a bicyclist who is lawfully riding along the right side of the road. This situation usually results in severe injuries or death.
Advice to Cyclist
This is a very difficult to collision to avoid. Always be aware and use rear-view mirrors to know who is coming up behind you. In addition, look out and listen for the sound of a truck that may have a wider girth. Although you want to stay as far right as possible, it is sometimes dangerous to go too far, as you then might be pushed into the curb. This is the reason this is a difficult collision to avoid.
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