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Parking Lots and Intersections: Safety Tips For Reducing Bicycle Accidents

In San Francisco and all over California, in busy intersections and congested parking lots, danger seems to lurk around every corner for cyclists. Bicycle riders always need to be on the alert; particularly for distracted drivers and other motorists not maintaining a proper lookout for bikes when behind the wheel. Let’s take a look at these two particularly dangerous locations, intersections and parking lots, and see what bikers can do to try to stay safer.  From reviewing hundreds of San Francisco bicycle accident cases, I have learned that the most hazardous places for bikes are intersections. Many bicycle riders seem…

Boy Struck And Killed By Flatbed Truck In Fatal Palo Alto Bicycle Accident

A boy was struck and killed earlier this month after colliding with a flatbed truck, according to Palo Alto police. The boy and the truck were both headed east on California avenue around 7:45pm, the boy riding his bike on the sideway, when the truck made a right turn onto El Camino Real, colliding with the boy who was then crossing the road. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, a man in his 60’s, stayed at the scene and has been cooperating with police. He was not arrested or cited, and the…

The Left Cross and The Right Hook: Dangerous Situations For Cyclists Contribute to the Most Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist, of course you encounter dangerous situations on the road daily. We cyclists all know that the roads are full of distracted and negligent drivers and that the urban infrastructure is often inadequate to prevent bicycle accidents, particularly in a congested place like San Francisco. That’s why it’s important as California cyclists, we stay aware of some of the most common dangers on the road, the situations that can be particularly hazardous, and how we can avoid bicycle crashes when we encounter them. Let’s look at two common dangerous situations, the “left cross” and “right hook”, and refresh…
-Posted On March 15, 2020 In Bicycle Community-

Ride Your Bicycle To Boost Your Immune System and to Avoid COVID-19 Germs in The Gym

As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, many of us look to alternative modes of transportation such as biking to work, walking to the train, or just enjoying a casual walk or ride on the weekends. I personally have been avoiding the gym although I have always done my best to wipe down machines before and after I touched them.  Although we can never fully protect ourselves, with the recent uptick in cases around the Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) has released the following information regarding COVID-19 so you can stay informed…
-Posted On June 3, 2017 In Bicycle Accidents,Bicycle Community-

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

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 to the intersection of B Street and El Rose Drive, after receiving reports of a bicyclist on the ground with “significant trauma to his head and face”. The injured Petaluma cyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Police do not believe road conditions or other vehicles…
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