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Mysterious Fatal Bicycle Crash In Petaluma Raises Questions For This San Francisco Bicycle Accident

posted by Claude Wyle, on June 3, 2017

Sadly, earlier last month, A 69-year-old-man succumbed to the injuries suffered in what turned out to be a fatal Petaluma bicycle crash. The seemingly solo bicycle collision sent this gentleman over his handle bars and caused him to hit the ground face first, said officials in Petaluma. Police were called…

Road Rage Justice – Bicycle Riders Holding Drivers Accountable

posted by Claude Wyle, on May 30, 2017

Riding your bicycle on the roadways of America is usually dangerous enough, but if we throw in some drivers with road rage, then bicycling can result in even more personal injury or even wrongful death. For years, bicyclists have been confronted by and suffered from near misses by angry drivers…

Bicycle Commuters Are Six Times Healthier Than Other Commuters

posted by Claude Wyle, on March 29, 2017

Our firm represents many cyclists who have been injured in San Francisco bicycle accidents. So, how can we still encourage commuting by bike? Because, other than bicycle accidents, bicycle commuters have been found to be exponentially healthier than other commuters, and more bicycle riding could help reduce our community’s health…

Woman Killed In St. Helena Bicycle Accident

posted by Claude Wyle, on November 15, 2015

A woman was struck and killed in St. Helena this past week, after her bicycle ran into the side of a box truck on Main Street. The woman was vacationing with her husband who she had just recently married.   She entered Main Street from a private driveway, turning left…

Mother Credits Police With Spending Time, and Money, to Help Injured Son

posted by Claude Wyle, on November 8, 2015

As a bicycle accident lawyer, I must report on so many horrible events, in the hope that we may learn from them and improve the safety of our community. This can make my blog more often than not very negative. Well, I am happy to report that out of one…

Tips for Cyclists: How To Avoid Bicycle Accidents

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 25, 2015

If you’ve read my posts about bicycle accidents before, checked out my blog, or even browsed my website, you know that one of my greatest goals is to reduce injuries and fatalities due to bicycle collisions, through making persons and companies and public entities accountable when they needlessly endanger bicycle…

Bikes v. Pedestrians, the Debate, and Your Thoughts?

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 21, 2015

As my clients know, I’m not just a bicycle advocate, and not just a pedestrian advocate, I am a safety advocate. And when we’re navigating the busy (and sometimesdangerous) streets of San Francisco, safety is much more important than whether we are walking, pedaling, or driving. I’m of the opinion…

Manteca Driver Charged in Fatal Car vs. Bike Crash

posted by Claude Wyle, on October 7, 2015

A Manteca woman has been charged in connection with a collision that killed a cyclist, according to an official announcement by the County of Contra Costa District Attorney’s office. The District Attorney’s office charged Ms. Alyssa Densmore, a 26 year old driver from Manteca, with one count of misdemeanor vehicular…

Bicycling in the Wrong Direction (Salmoning) is not Safe Cycling

posted by Claude Wyle, on September 23, 2014

Salmon swim upstream and are symbolic for their tenacity and instinctual urge to fight against the current. Salmon must swim upstream in order to breed. Some bicyclists, on the other hand, are getting labeled “salmon” lately. And it’s not because they are breeding or following their instincts. Some cyclists are…

San Francisco’s Market Street Hazardous to Bicyclists: When Will Bicycle Safety Improve?

posted by Claude Wyle, on April 25, 2013

I join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) in their hard-fought attempt to increase the awareness of Mayor Lee and those responsible for the safety of our San Francisco streets about the urgent need for better bicycle safety on Market Street. San Francisco is already a bicycle-friendly city but sadly,…



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