Bicycle Crashes

Ghost Bike

NTSB Investigates Horrific Bicycle Crashes Too

The circumstances surrounding the deaths of five bicyclists and injuring of four in June by a motorist on a rural road outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, were so horrendous that it caught the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board.

August 18, 2016 - Kalamazoo News

Ghost Bike

Michigan Tragedy Highlights Dangers of Rural Roads to Cyclists

Five of the nine experienced cyclists who were mowed down by a pickup truck on a rural road in Kalamazoo on June 7 died. While most bike crashes occur on urban roads, there are hidden dangers in biking in uncongested rural areas.

June 21, 2016 - The Huffington Post

America's Second Protected Intersection Now Open

The first protected intersection opened in August in Davis, Calif., a university town with the nation's highest percentage of bike commuters. Salt Lake City's new protected intersection is explained on NPR's "Here & Now" report with audio and videos.

October 5, 2015 - WBUR

Ghost bike in New York

New Study Examines Bicyclist Fatality Data from 1975-2012

There's good and bad news to report from the 37-year study. Good news: Decreased child fatal bike crashes, but it results from fewer children biking. Bad news: Increased adult fatal crashes, but it results from an increase in adult male cyclists.

August 16, 2015 - HealthDay News

Cops Crackdown on Speeding Cyclists after Second Pedestrian Death in Central Park

For the second time in as many months, a cyclist crashed into a pedestrian in Manhattan's Central Park with fatal consequences to the pedestrian. On September 18, Jill Tarlov, 58, was hit by Jason W. Marshall, 31, riding a racing, brakeless bike.

September 25, 2014 - New York Times

Door Zone

$2.4 Million Settlement for Cyclist Sends Message in 'Dooring' Crash

A precedent-setting settlement for a cyclist run over after being doored should send a message to motorists, both exiting their parked vehicle and when driving, and cyclists when riding adjacent to parked cars.

June 23, 2014 - Streetsblog USA

Hybrid Vehicles Continue To Pose Disproportionate Threat To Pedestrians & Cyclists

While there remains a greater likelihood of a Prius or other hybrid-electric vehicle being involved in a crash with a pedestrian or cyclist over a conventionally-powered vehicle, the incidence has decreased since 2009.

November 22, 2011 - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Red-Light Running Cyclist Kills Pedestrian

On 7/14, a cyclist riding in the bike lane on The Embarcadero hit a pedestrian crossing with the traffic light. She died a month later. While rare, this fatality shows why all vehicles, motorized or not, need to respect traffic laws.

August 15, 2011 - NPR: The Two-Way

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