On September 19, 2019, the Arizona Daily Star reported that the Tucson Police Department had expanded its effort to lower the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes. The department’s Strategic Deployment Mission program began in mid-July focusing on education and enforcement to make Tucson roads safer for everyone but with an emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists. Officers will include education in their stops for various violations, and safety education training will be provided at various locations.
According to recent local news a young Tucson boy died after being struck by a UPS delivery truck during a bicycle accident near 6200 South Campbell Avenue. Continue reading “Tucson boy killed by UPS truck in bicycle accident”
According to a local news article, a Tucson cyclist recently died when he was struck by a train while crossing a bridge over the Rillito River. Although the exact circumstances of this bicycle accident are unclear, the hapless rider apparently strayed into the pathway of the train as both crossed the bridge. Continue reading “Train And Mountain Bike Cross Paths, Rider Killed”
According to a recent news article, on June 18th a 25-year-old local man, Gerardo Cazares, killed a female Tucson cyclist. Authorities allege he was driving under the influence of drugs. The fatal bicycle injury accident occurred on Tucson’s west side during early morning traffic.
Witnesses reported that the car driven by the drugged motorist ran through a red light just before 6 a.m., struck the woman riding a bicycle through the intersection, and then hit a parked vehicle before finally stopping about a half-block from the bicycle injury scene. Continue reading “Tucson Bicyclist Killed By Alleged Drugged Driver”
As recounted in a recent local news article, a senior Pima County official has sued the County after suffering serious injuries in a bicycle accident while riding over a County-maintained roadway bridge last summer. At the time of the accident, the official was said to be participating in an organized cycling event.
The cyclist, chief deputy county administrator, was thrown to the ground after the front wheel of his bike became lodged in a narrow drainage channel alongside the designated bike pathway over the Dodge Avenue Bridge at the Rillito River. The channel is part of the design of the bridge, and is intended to allow rainwater to drain from the sides of the roadway. Continue reading “A Bicycle Accident Can Happen To Anyone”
According to a recent article on the leading Tucson-area cycling web site, a group of about 40 bicycle riders were stopped by local Sheriff’s deputies while participating in the regularly-scheduled Saturday morning “Shootout” bicycle ride.
Approximately 25 riders were cited by authorities for failing to stop at a stop sign at the corner of Mission Road and Duval Mine Road. The officers indicated that the bikers were issued citations due to a targeted enforcement action following “numerous 911 calls.” The citations were given in hopes of reducing future bicycle collisions. Continue reading “Tucson Cyclists “Shot Down” On The Shootout Bike Ride”
Tucson bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles are thankfully rare, yet they do occur. In fact, solo Tucson bicycle crashes are more common. These often occur when the cyclist loses control on faulty pavement or debris in the roadway, or when the rider strikes a fixed object such as a poorly-parked vehicle. Continue reading “What should you do after a bicycle accident?”
A serious bike accident can have life-long consequences, so it’s important to find the best person to protect your rights and obtain the relief you need. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Tucson bicycle accident, here are a few things you should know before hiring a bike accident lawyer. Continue reading “Before you hire a bicycle accident lawyer”
Consumers in Pima County and throughout Arizona are generally confident about the quality and safety of the products they use. Still, in recent years there has been a worrisome pattern of recalls involving defective bike products which may lead to Tucson bicycle accidents. Continue reading “Bicycle product recalls”
April is now in full swing, and the month-long celebration of Bike Fest 2014 with “life on two wheels” promises plenty of memorable events here in Tucson. Although our area is blessed with good weather that offers cycling opportunities year-round, during the coming weeks our streets will host even more riders than usual. Continue reading “Celebrate Life on Two Wheels: Bike Fest 2014”