Bike Accidents

Keeping bicyclists safe takes work on everyone’s part

Bicycling is a great way to get fit and stay that way. Being able to see the sights around the area and enjoying time on the bike paths and roadways is a big pull for some people who are ready to get active, even in the winter. Although biking is a great way to enjoy… read more

See Tracks? Think Train! RT launches new safety campaign (2 of 2)

Welcome back. As we discussed in our last post, safety officials are concerned about the rising number of pedestrians and bicyclists that are being hit by commuter trains in California, especially in the Sacramento area. Because it is believed that distraction contributed to many of these incidents, the Sacramento Regional Transit launched a campaign this… read more

Bicyclist, city reach settlement in suit stemming from accident

A California city has settled a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an accident involving a bicyclist and a city refuse driver. The bicycle accident took place on July 1, 2013 when a female bicyclist was traveling down the road and the driver of a refuse truck allegedly made a U-turn in front of her, causing… read more

What to do after a fatal bicycle accident

In our last two posts, we have been discussing a new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) that revealed an alarming increase in bicycle fatalities over the past few years, particularly in the state of California. As we reported, most fatal bicycle accidents occur in either California or Florida and involve adult males…. read more

What can California do to stop bicycle accidents?

In our last post, we discussed new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) revealing that bicycle fatalities are on the rise throughout the United States. Today we are going to discuss the data from the report affecting California, specifically, and the GHSA’s recommendations to reduce bicycle fatalities. The Los Angeles Times reported last… read more

Bicycle fatalities a mounting problem for urban adults

As gas prices are getting higher and people are becoming more conscious about their health and their eco-footprints, a greater number of California residents are depending on bicycles instead of cars to get them to and from work. In fact, data from the 2013 Census Bureau shows that the number of bicycling commuters has increased by… read more

What steps can Sacramento bicyclists take to stay safe?

In our last post, we wrote about the tragic bicycle accident that recently occurred in Sacramento when a 55-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Freeport Boulevard near 35th Avenue. According to reports, the bicyclist had been in the bike lane when he was struck. It’s unclear whether the driver of the… read more

Bicyclist killed in south Sacramento

Every parent’s worst nightmare came true for a Sacramento mother this month. Her only child was killed in a bicycle accident on Freeport Boulevard near 35th Avenue on Sept. 18. The accident victim was a grown adult — age 55 — but that didn’t make the loss any easier for his mother to accept. “It’s… read more