Category Archives: Crashes

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

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Fatal Traverse City Hit-and-Run Crash Elevates Push to Make Road Safety Improvements

By Kyle Moroney MLive July 18, 2013 A push to make streets in Traverse City more pedestrian and cyclist friendly is getting more attention following the crash earlier this month that killed 29-year-old Kelly Hurlbert. Since last July, Traverse City planning … Continue reading

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Groupon Supports Active Transportation Alliance to Honor Staffer’s Memory

Robert “Bobby” Cann was killed Wednesday, May 29th, as he was biking home from his job at Groupon in Chicago. Here’s what the Huffington Post reported (Posted: 05/31/2013  6:04 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/01/2013  1:01 pm EDT) – Cann was heading home from … Continue reading

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More Bicyclists Means Fewer Accidents, Philadelphia finds

By Paul Nussbaum The Philadelphia Inquirer September 17, 2012 As the number of bicyclists on Philadelphia streets has risen, cyclists and city officials have seen a counterintuitive result: The number of bike crashes and deaths has declined. This “safety in … Continue reading

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Mannequins Help Kick Off Pedestrian Safety Blitz

By John Hilkevitch The Chicago Tribune October 26, 2011 32 figures on Wacker represent pedestrians killed last year in city crashes Chicago officials appear willing to try whatever tricks it may take to eliminate pedestrian deaths — even as they … Continue reading

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Cyclist Dies, Months After Collision with Car in Baltimore Bike Lane

By Brew Editors Baltimore Brew August 11, 2011 Nathan Krasnopoler, the 20-year-old student left comatose since a Feb. 26 collision with a car that crossed in front of him in a Baltimore bike lane, died Wednesday morning at a Howard … Continue reading

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Illinois to Start Tracking Bicycle ‘Dooring’ Collisions

By Jon Hilkevitch Chicago Tribune April 24, 2011   Dangerous collisions caused by the doors of parked vehicles opening into the path of bicyclists will for the first time be counted as crashes in Illinois, under a change ordered by … Continue reading

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Brace Yourself: What You Need to Know About Bike Accidents

By Jim Moore Special to The Oregonian February 5, 2011 Although no one wants to dwell on the possibility of a serious bike accident, you should still be prepared for one. Bob Mionske, a former national-champion road racer and Portland … Continue reading

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Family of Robert Niedbalec Mourns Loss in Fatal Bike Accident

By Kathryn Bursch Chanel 10 News, Tampa February 15, 2011 Tampa, Florida – A small white sign by the side of the busy road marks Tampa Bay’s latest bicycle death. It reads, “Motorists: Stop killing bicyclists.” On Sunday afternoon, Robert … Continue reading

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Meet the Bicycle Accident Victims Fund

iblockthebikelane December 16, 2010 We stumbled across a new initiative, Bicycle Accident Victims Fund, established to provide financial assistance to bicyclists involved in bicycle-motorist crashes (where they are not at fault).  BAVF was founded in December, 2010 and will begin … Continue reading

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