A woman was killed when she was struck by a car while crossing the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach on her bicycle in the early morning hours last Friday. The...
Recent statistics for Orange County reveal that on average, one cyclist is killed every month in a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle. In fact, fatal accidents involving cyclists in Orange County are up over 50 percent in the past two years. Part of this rise can be attributed to more people riding bicycles to commute for environmental reasons, or also due to the rising costs of transportation. The increase in cyclists could also be attributed to individuals wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, many cities in Orange County have become more bicycle friendly with dedicated bike lanes and trails for bicycle enthusiasts to ride on. All of this has also helped to encourage more people to cycle as an alternative means of transportation. Cyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries in any accident, so drivers should give them more space and respect on the road to prevent serious
An Anaheim bicyclist was critically injured in a car accident last week in the 900 block of South Beach Boulevard. There is no crosswalk or traffic control device in that location. The bicyclist was struck by a Nissan Murano, whose driver stopped and remained at the scene. The injured bicyclist was removed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts remain with the victim of the accident and their family. Too many accidents involving bicyclists have happened recently, and as Spring approaches the number of bicyclists will only increase. The momentum of a heavy vehicle is no match for a person on a bike. Bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries involving head trauma, broken bones and internal injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are the result of a hit and run driver, leaving the injury victim wondering how to recover for the financial expenses and losses they’ve been forced
Annual bicycle fatality statistics and information from the California Highway Patrol has revealed that on average, there is at least one fatal bicycle accident every month in Orange County. In addition to the most tragic fatal accidents, there are also hundreds of accidents involving other types of injuries such as contusions, broken bones, and head injuries. Proper safety equipment can help to reduce the severity of injuries sustained in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles, but at the end of the day, if you are a bicyclist and you are struck by a vehicle, the chances are high that you will sustain some types of injuries. Although there are many bike friendly cities in Orange County, and many dedicated lanes and trails for bicyclists to use exclusively, many cyclists still like to frequent the open roads and share the road with other traffic, which they are legally entitled to do so. Unfortunately,