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The Most Dangerous Roadway Areas for Bicyclists in Vacaville

Vacaville has been improving its roads over recent years, but is still not known as a particularly bike-friendly city. While the city boasts multiple greenways for cyclists, many major roads lack bike lanes, making it more dangerous for bicyclists to navigate the city. While predicting exactly where accidents will happen is impossible, bicyclists in Vacaville can improve their safety by learning about which areas of the city have high rates of traumatic bike accidents.

Minor Suffers Severe Injuries During Bicycle Accident in Eureka

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, a local minor suffered major injuries during a bicycle accident in Eureka. The Eureka Police Department (EPD) stated that the incident involved a group of three cyclists as well as a motor vehicle. Possible causal factors of the accident are being investigated by EPD and updates on the injured woman’s condition were unavailable at the time of reporting.

Intersection Accident Injures Bicyclist in Carmichael

A Carmichael traffic collision caused major injuries to a bicyclist on May 24 at about 5:08 p.m. The incident occurred at the intersection of Angelina Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a green pickup was involved in the traffic collision. Initially, it was thought that the driver left the scene of the accident, but it was later reported that the vehicle was present and no longer listed as a hit and run. 

Celebrate the Joy of Biking 

National Bike Month has been celebrated around the nation since 1956 and shows the benefits of bicycling from commuting to work and school, getting great exercise and just enjoying your surroundings. Because of the ongoing pandemic, riders are discouraged from partnering up with friends this year, but this doesn’t mean Sacramento residents can’t enjoy participating in special bicycling events to celebrate. Staying home but active is important, so the bike miles a participant logs are encouraged to be from their indoor or stationary bikes.

Napa Bicyclist Fatally Injured in Accident

A Napa bicyclist tragically passed away after being involved in an accident that took place on Sunday, April 12, 2020. The injured individual has been identified by authorities of the Napa County Sheriff’s Department (NCSD) as Isac Avila Avina, a 67-year-old resident of unincorporated Napa County. Alvina was the only party involved in the accident. Additionally, local authorities are investigating the crash. A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of Señor Isac Avila Aviña’s family to help cover his funeral expenses.

Bicycle Accident Lawsuits: 9 Frequently Asked Questions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), despite the government’s best efforts, bicycle accidents are on the rise. In 2018 alone, 857 bicyclists were killed in road accidents in the US.

Bicyclist Injured in 12th Street Collision 

A bicycle rider was injured in an accident that occurred on December 10 along 12th Street, near I Street. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the site around 8:18 p.m., along with officers of the Sacramento Police Department. They discovered a bicycle rider on the ground with his belongings scattered along the railroad tracks. The driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and was cooperating with police in their investigation. The bicycle rider was taken to a nearby hospital. However, the condition of that person has not been disclosed. Because of the collision, the Blue Line was shut down, backing up the trains and interfering with traffic for awhile. Police are actively investigating the accident to determine fault. 

Bicycle Tire Accidents

A bicycle tire accident can happen at any time, so it is important to be prepared. Unfortunately, bicycle tire accidents are frequently overlooked. When most people think about bicycle accidents, they think about losing their balance, striking an object in the middle of the road, or even getting struck by a motor vehicle. Few people think about their own tires leading to an accident; however, these types of incidents can actually lead to serious injuries.

Stop Sign Bicycle Accidents 

Safety should always come first while riding a bike. It is essential to take a look at why accidents happen. An accident can happen at any time, and those involving bicycles can lead to severe injuries. Various types of bicycle accidents can include objects, other vehicles, turning collisions, and even equipment problems. Out of all of these accidents, those involving stop signs are the most common.

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