Tag Archives: Bicycle Accidents
Many intersections in and around San Francisco are notoriously dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. As previously discussed on this blog, this year has been particularly deadly for pedestrians in the city. These recent accidents are further illustration of the high risk for pedestrian and cyclist accidents and injuries on San Francisco streets. Drivers regularly fail to yield to pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks, especially when making left turns. Many bike riders are injured in “right hook” accidents when drivers fail to look and to move carefully to the right before making right turns.
Are After-Market Motorcycle Parts Dangerous and Unsafe? Many bike riders have an emotional attachment to their motorcycles, and some even take the time to develop a customized design with all of the best motorcycle parts on the market. While most of these parts are sold in the general marketplace, after-market motorcycle parts are an… Read More »
Even those of us who drive, take transit, or bike practically everywhere we go end up as pedestrians a good deal of the time. When we are on foot we are particularly vulnerable to injuries in the event of an accident. Pedestrian injuries are a serious public health issue in major metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, and data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), show that approximately 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2011 alone. When pedestrian accidents occur as a result of driver negligence, victims may be able to recover for their losses by filing a California personal injury claim.
Deadly San Francisco Bicycle Collision with Semi Truck Highlights Right Turn Dangers A bicyclist was fatally struck by a semi truck in San Francisco’s South of Market district. The incident occurred just after 7:00 a.m. The woman, reportedly 30-years-old, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The semi-truck operator… Read More »
Recently the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, based in San Francisco, California, lost its former board member, Duane Roth, to a bicycle accident. The accident, which occurred on July 21, caused injuries which led to Mr. Roth’s death on August 3. Mr. Roth was an important player in the San Francisco organization’s development of… Read More »
A 21-year old cyclist named Dylan Mitchell was killed in San Francisco in a crash on Thursday, May 23, 2013, around 6:45 a.m. when a Recology garbage truck traveling in the same direction turned right on South Van Ness Avenue and struck him. Dylan was riding his bicycle to work at the time. It… Read More »
California Bicycle Coalition Safety Tips Accidents can happen to any of us at any time. As a result, it is important for people to take appropriate steps to reduce their risk of injury in an accident. According to the California Bicycle Coalition, there are five basic bicycling skills that can significantly reduce the risk… Read More »
San Francisco Pedestrians Accidents in The News Many San Franciscans are growing concerned about the safety of pedestrians. A San Francisco Examiner story described the public reaction to a string of fatal pedestrian accidents in the Castro and Upper Market sections of the city. Specifically, there have been at least three fatal pedestrian accidents… Read More »
What Makes San Francisco so Dangerous for Pedestrians? According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, an estimated 7,250 injuries and 250 pedestrian deaths occurred in San Francisco in the last ten years. A study by UCSF showed that more pedestrians died in San Francisco over the last ten years than motor vehicle… Read More »
SF Gate Identifies some of the Most Dangerous Roads and Highways in San Francisco The SF Gate analyzed accident reports in San Francisco and its surrounding areas and identified the most perilous roads and highways, which include San Francisco’s Market Street and Sonoma County’s country roads. The 25 most dangerous routes definitely are not… Read More »