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Carmichael Intersection Site of Bicycle Accident

A bicycle accident involving a passenger vehicle was reported in Carmichael on August 17. According to the police report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision occurred around 7:42 in the morning on Marconi and Randolph avenues and involved a Kia Optima. The right-hand lane of Marconi Avenue was blocked by the collision. No data was released on whether the bicyclist was injured in the collision. Investigators with the CHP will determine how the bicycle accident happened and who was at fault.

California Bicycling Laws Help Establish Liability for Personal Injuries

There are many bicycling laws in California, including those that establish the duties and responsibilities of bicyclists and the duties and responsibilities of motor vehicle drivers operating their vehicles in proximity to bicycles. Many of these laws may have direct application to establishing liability for personal injuries that may result from collisions between bicyclists, automobiles, and/or pedestrians. It’s important as a user of California roadways — whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot — to be aware of these rules.

Elverta and Walerga Roads Intersection Site of Truck and Bicycle Accident

An intersection hit-and-run with injuries occurred in Antelope on Thursday, October 22, at about 3:11 in the afternoon hours. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash between a truck and a bicyclist happened at the Elverta and Walerga crossroads directly across from the gas station. 

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. 

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