Bicycle accidents in roundabouts

The City of Vancouver frequently uses roundabouts for traffic control at intersections. It is important to know who has the right of way when entering a roundabout.

The general rule is that the first vehicle to enter a roundabout has the right of way. Other vehicles waiting to enter the roundabout must yield to traffic already travelling through it. One hazard with roundabouts is that motor vehicle drivers frequently do not see cyclists; as a result, a driver might fail to yield and cause an accident. When this happens, the cyclist can start an ICBC personal injury claim.

ICBC might deny liability on the basis that the injured party should have yielded. Our personal injury lawyers have represented clients in claims against ICBC where liability has been in dispute, and we have been successful in recovering fair settlements in these ICBC claims.

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