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.
A California city has settled a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an accident involving a bicyclist and a city refuse driver.
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.
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.
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 62 percent since 2000.
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.
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.