Category: Bike Accidents
Fort Myers, FL (January 13, 2020) Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are investigating a hit-and-run bicycle crash that happened at 4:30 a.m.
Punta Gorda, FL (January 10, 2020) Florida Highway Patrol confirms a bicyclist tragically died in a hit-and-run crash at Riverside Drive and Dutch Avenue in Punta Gorda today.
Naples, FL (December 3, 2019) - On Tuesday evening, around 5:30 p.m., a bicyclist was hit by a car on Davis Boulevard in Naples.
College campuses are usually high density areas surrounded by intersecting major roads and highways. The combination of high population density, major roads, pedestrians, and bicyclists make this a potentially dangerous situation.
The FDOT Alert Today Florida campaign has designated Collier and Lee Counties as 2 of the top 25 priority counties in the state for bicycle accident focus.
Public rights-of-way are still being designed to produce a predictable outcome of dangerous roadways.
Florida remains one of the more dangerous states for bicyclists. There needs to be a change in culture so cycling is not only less risky, but also perceived as safe.
Bicyclists are often involved in right-on-red accidents in the United States, reports Bicyclesafe.com. A common incident, according to it, is one in which the bicyclist stops to the right of a vehicle that is already waiting at a red light or stop sign.
For sport, recreation, or as a mode of transportation, the popularity of bicycle riding continues for all ages. Although it is normally an enjoyable outdoor activity, it can become a nightmare when a bicyclist is involved in an accident with another vehicle.
Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System reports that over the last two decades, the number of people injured in bicycle accidents with motor vehicles in the United States has been rising, with some injuries leading to fatalities.