Category Archives: Bicycle Accidents

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Could Austin Do More to Protect Child Bicyclists and Pedestrians?

Earlier this week, a teenage boy was bicycling in Northwest Austin when he was suddenly struck by a car. The driver stayed on scene to help and the boy was immediately transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The next morning, he was pronounced dead. This was the third child bicyclist accident that resulted in death this last month in…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cycling in Austin

It’s that time again! The temperature’s rising to warm levels, the trees are green again and the days are longer. This means marathons and group rides will return to the Austin area. And with that inherently comes the possibility the number of bicycle accidents may increase in the Austin area. While Austin has gotten much media recognition for its rich…
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Family of Injured Cyclist Hopes Lawsuit Will Send a Message

Two and a half years ago, an Austin driver was texting and driving on Barton Creek Boulevard when he hit a cyclist. Currently, that cyclist remains in the hospital: his spinal cord was broken in four places. The cyclist’s wife reports he will continue to be in pain for the foreseeable future. There were no criminal charges filed against the…
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How to Prevent a Bicycle Accident

As we head into summer, more people will be out bicycling – some for exercise and recreation, while others to commute to work. Bicycling as a commuter transportation has been on the rise in cities across the U.S., and Austin is no exception. From 2000 to 2012, the number of Americans traveling to work by bicycle increased from 488,000 to…
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Why Are So Many Bicyclists Injured In Austin?

The city of Austin is home to thousands of bicyclists. In fact, it has been rated one of the top bicycling cities in America by multiple sources. People all over the city bike their way to and from work, to run errands, and to recreationally enjoy Austin’s beautiful landscapes. Unfortunately, every year there are a substantial number of bicycle accidents…
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