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-Posted On June 3, 2010 In Bicycle Injuries-

Road Rage Rampage Directed at Bicyclists? Driver Hits Several Bicycle Riders in San Francisco

I often end up reporting in this column about bicycle accidents, but what I am writing about today was no bicycle accident! This was an attack on bicycle riders! As an avid bicyclist myself and a San Francisco bike injury lawyer, I am outraged by the story that developed late Wednesday night in the Mission and Potrero Districts. Three San Francisco cyclists wereapparently targeted by a driver in some sort of road rage episode. According to witnesses, the driver intentionally hit four bicyclists as they rode on the public street. Three bicyclists suffered serious personal injuries including broken bones,…
-Posted On June 2, 2010 In Bicycle Accidents-

San Francisco Police are Investigating Death of Apparent Pedestrian in Hayes Valley

Most of us have heard of a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer, but did you know that California houses its very own expert bike whisperer? Alex LaRiviere of San Jose, specializes in looking at and tinkering with bicycles that have been damaged in bike accidents and identifying the causes behind the crashes. By examining the damage to a bike and its many parts, LaRiviere effectively visualizes the scene of the accident and what led to the collision in question. If you have ever watched CSI and seen those specialists use forensics to determine where a shooter must have been…
-Posted On June 2, 2010 In Bicycle Accidents-

California Bike Whisperer Identifies Causes of Bike Accidents

Most of us have heard of a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer, but did you know that California houses its very own expert bike whisperer? Alex LaRiviere of San Jose, specializes in looking at and tinkering with bicycles that have been damaged in bike accidents and identifying the causes behind the crashes. By examining the damage to a bike and its many parts, LaRiviere effectively visualizes the scene of the accident and what led to the collision in question. If you have ever watched CSI and seen those specialists use forensics to determine where a shooter must have been…
-Posted On May 4, 2010 In Bicycle Accidents-

Will Hands-Free Riding Laws Reduce California Bicycle Accidents?

It has been 2 years now since California has enacted the hands-free law that makes it illegal to text or talk on a cell phone without a headset while driving. The law is still new, but the mind behind it, Senator Joe Simitian, is already pushing to expand the law’s power. If passed by the California Senate, the hands-free bill will hold bicyclists accountable the same way as drivers, just with a lesser penalty. The decision of passing the bill, however, won’t be easily made, and debate surrounding this proposal questions whether this is premature expansion of the law and…
-Posted On April 14, 2010 In Motorcycle Accidents-

California Motorcycle Accident Ends in Death

A San Pablo, California motorcyclist was killed in a motorcycle accident last Wednesday evening, April 7, when a drunk driver illegally turned in front of him on the road. The drunk driver fled the scene and his truck, leaving the rider dead and stuck under his running vehicle on the street. The driver, who fled by foot to his home, was found by police later that night and admitted he had hit the victim and ran because he had been drinking that night. While vehicular accidents and DUI crimes are always serious, the emotion behind this case is further escalated…
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