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What Are the Most Common Types of Bicycle Accidents?

There are a handful of situations that tend to cause the most bicycle accidents. Below, our San Diego bicycle accident attorney explains some of the most common types of bicycle accidents and how you can help to avoid them. Right Cross Bike Accident A right cross bike accident is the most common cause of a bicycle accident. A right cross accident occurs when a car pulls out from the right side of a street, parking lot or driveway. The car either hits the cyclist or the cyclist hits the car. You can help avoid a right cross bike accident by: Getting a headlight for your bike Riding further left in the lane Left Cross Bike Accident A left cross bike accident occurs when a car coming from the opposite direction of a cyclist turns left in front of the cyclist or into the cyclist. You can help avoid a left…
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How Should You Respond to a Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident?

Hit and run accidents are notoriously common in San Diego. Some hit and run crashes involve pedestrians or bicyclists who die or suffer serious injuries. In the more serious cases, we hear about hit and run collisions on the news – such as the man in Guatay who was seriously injured in a hit and run bicycle crash last month. Other cases of hit and run bike crashes in San Diego involve fatalities.  If you or a loved one suffered harm in a hit and run, there are critical steps you should take immediately following the accident.  Contact the Police and Emergency Services If you suffer injuries in a bicycle collision with a hit and run driver, then your first step should be to seek medical attention and notify the authorities. Depending on what you remember about the vehicle, police may be able to apprehend and arrest the driver. You…
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New NHTSA Data Shows Decrease in Nationwide Bicycle Fatalities

According to new data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle fatalities declined between 2016 and 2017 by the greatest margin in occupant and nonoccupant traffic crash fatalities. Bicycle fatalities decreased by over eight percent, while pedestrian fatalities decreased by less than two percent. Tips to Avoid a Bicycle Accident in California Follow the helmet law. Under California Vehicle Code, bicyclists younger than 18 years of age must wear properly-fitted helmets while riding on a public road. Nationwide, California has one of the strictest statewide helmet laws for bicyclists. Many states do not have bicycle helmet laws and those that do set the age requirement lower than California. Though a helmet is always recommended for safety, adults 18 years of age and older are not required to wear helmets while bicycling. Avoid distracted cycling. Distracted cycling includes carrying packages or groceries that would prevent a cyclist from…
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