Bicyclists shoulder a lot of undeserved judgment and anger from drivers. That is according to a study that looked at more than 200 bicycle crashes across the country. With many people in Texas enjoying the open road from the seat of a bicycle, the information from this study could lead to important safety improvements that could protect them from unnecessary bicycle accidents.
Police in Texas arrested a bus driver who they believe caused a deadly accident that left one bicyclist dead. The bus driver is facing a second-degree felony charge for manslaughter and was still in police custody at last report. A judge set her bond at $80,000. Based on the details provided by authorities and witnesses, this accident -- like many other bicycle accidents -- might have been avoidable.
Bikes are a fun, affordable and environmentally friendly way to get around. It is not necessarily uncommon to see people commuting to work by bike, and many riders simply hop on as a way to get some quick and easy exercise. Unfortunately, Texas drivers still seem to struggle with the presence of bicyclists on the roadway. Here are a few things you should know about bicycle accidents.
A Texas family is seeking compensation for a loved one's death from not only an alleged negligent driver, but also his employer and the owner of a company vehicle. The victim was struck and killed while participating in an area biking event, for which she had to travel on public roads. The driver involved in the bicycle accident was criminally charged.
There may be few things greater than a Texas childhood spent on two wheels. Riding a bicycle is a favorite pastime for many people, but it is unfortunately also a dangerous one. Even when traveling in neighborhoods, drivers often behave negligently around people out riding bikes and do not always take into account the extra caution that is usually needed for children. Bicycle accidents resulting from this type of behavior are often devastating for victims.