Category Archives: Cyclist Fatalities

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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State-level Bicycle Helmet Laws Linked to Fewer Child Deaths

By Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters The Saratogian May 31, 2013 U.S. states that require children and teenagers to wear helmets report fewer deaths involving bicycles and cars, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the number of U.S. bicycle deaths between … Continue reading

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Chicago Bicyclist Killed After Swerving to Avoid Car Door

This morning, a 32-year-old man was killed while riding south on Wells Street, just north of Oak Street, in Chicago. According to police, he swerved when the driver of a parked Nissan Altima swung open the door, and he fell … 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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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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‘Car Door’ Driver Charged Over Cyclist’s Death

By Jared Savage New Zealand Herald March 18, 2011 A man who opened a car door and allegedly caused a cyclist to fatally swerve into the path of a truck will face a criminal charge over her death. Jane Mary … Continue reading

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