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.
Bicycle Collisions in Vacaville
Statistics from local traffic enforcement groups, including the Vacaville Police Department (VPD), show that there were 3,044 traumatic auto accidents in the city during the decade between 2009 and 2019. Out of these 3,044 crashes, 180 involved a bicycle. This means that just around six percent of injury-causing crashes in Vacaville were between bicycles and vehicles. In comparison, the nearby city of Fairfield had a bicycle accident rate of around 4.2 percent, while Dixon was at 3.2 percent.
Across the 180 bicycle/vehicle collisions that took place in Vacaville over this period of time, 183 people were injured, and three lost their lives.
The following intersections are ranked from most to least dangerous. The number of accidents between 2009 and 2019 within 250 feet of the intersection is listed next to each entry.
- Elmira Rd at Nut Tree Rd, 8
- Marshall Rd at Peabody Rd, 6
- Depot St at Mason St, 5
- Alamo Drive at Nut Tree Road, 4
- Keith Way at Nut Tree Road, 4
- Marshall Rd at Nut Tree Road, 4
- Alamo Drive at Marna Road, 3
- Alamo Drive at Merchant St, 3
- Burlington Drive at Marshall Rd, 3
- Cliffside Drive at Peabody Road, 3
Significantly more bicycle collisions happened in the southern half of the city, especially on Peabody and Elmira Roads, Alamo Drive, Nut Tree Road, and Marshall Street. In the northern half of the city, the street with the highest number of accidents was Depot Street.
Bicyclists are liable to suffer major injuries during accidents. Because they aren’t protected by the same safety features as vehicle occupants, bicyclists are especially vulnerable. In some situations, cyclists may be even more vulnerable than pedestrians because they are traveling at higher speeds and less able to absorb the impact of a fall.
Because of this, it’s common for cyclists to sustain injuries that require a long recovery period as well as extensive medical care.
Calling an Attorney
The cost of medical expenses is only one of the financial issues that accident survivors face. Often, injured cyclists also suffer a temporary or even permanent loss of income, loss of quality of life, damaged property, and more.
To make sure that you are able to obtain the compensation that you deserve for these damages, it’s best to reach out to a Vacaville bicycle accident lawyer right away.
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Vacaville Bicycle Accident Lawyer
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