Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What the Numbers Show About Bicycle Accidents

According to reports what the statistics show is that in accidents that involved bicyclists in the close to 2,000 bicycles accidents that occurred during the past decade the bicyclist were shown to be at fault. In the Bay Area many of these riders were either severely injured or sustained fatal injuries.
What these statistics showed safety advocates it was reported the numbers showed that many of these bicyclists do not obey the rules of the road, they often do not stop for stop signs or red lights and this coupled with drivers of autos and the tension of dirving near the rider has become a type of war on the road according for one triathlon coach named Marc Evans.

In statistics that the California Highway Patrol gathered showed the bicyclist was placed at fault approximately sixty percent of the time that involved 1,997 accidents where the rider was severely injured or sustained fatal injuries.

Out of these accidents motorists were only at fault approximately 520 times in these major accidents where the rider was severely injured or killed. In accidents where the injuries were minor neither the motorist or the bicyclist was deemed at fault. If you or someone you know is involved in a bike accident there are experienced bike accident attorneys that can be reached at 888-400-9721.

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