Sunday, a man was injured and a woman was killed in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 205. The single-vehicle motorcycle crash occurred around 3:30 Sunday afternoon, when the rear tire exploded on the motorcycle, leading to the wreck.
Authorities say that two separate highway accidents occurred near Candlestick Park Monday. Officials believe the second traffic accident occurred in the stop and go traffic jam that followed in the aftermath of the first crash.
This blog has discussed a number of issues surrounding motorcycle and bicycle safety. Over the years, an ever growing number of parents recognize the benefit of providing their children with proper safety gear when riding bicycles. Bicycle accidents cause far too many injuries among our youth. Now the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of more than 30,000 bicycle helmets after tests showed that the helmets pose a safety risk.
A California jury has awarded a California motorcyclist a significant award in relation to a 2007 accident that left the biker with serious groin injuries. The motorcyclist at the time of the motorcycle accident served as a noncommissioned officer in the Navy on active duty in San Diego. The man was riding his Harley-Davidson to work on Aug. 30, 2007, when a shuttle van from a San Diego automobile company cut him off in traffic, according to the lawsuit.
According to the SF Chronicle, two different pedestrian accidents occurred just hours apart on Wednesday in San Francisco, both resulting in serious injuries.
A man riding a skateboard is in critical condition after being struck by a truck as he crossed through a red light in San Francisco. The 34 year old man was at the intersection of Eddie and Jones when the accident occurred near noon on Wednesday January 19th.
The man was given emergency CPR by Police, who then transported him to San Francisco General Hospital.
Only a few hours later, a woman was also struck in by a car at the intersection of 37th Ave. and Fulton. Apparently the woman was struck by a 79 year old man who swerved around a parked vehicle.
The woman suffered life threatening injuries and was also taken to San Francisco General Hospital.
A California bicyclist was severely injured in the aftermath of a two-car collision in a Fountain Valley intersection Wednesday. The cyclist was reportedly stopped at a traffic light waiting for the lights to change when two sports utility vehicles collided in the intersection. Police believe one of the SUVs veered off from the initial accident, drove off the roadway and was involved in the secondary bicycle accident.
The intersection at Fell and Masonic in the Panhandle has long been a source of concern, not only for the city of San Francisco, but also pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters. According to the SF Examiner, there were 17 injury collisions at the intersection between 2007 and 2009. As recently as December 20th of 2011 a man was injured after a bicycle accident.
In the hopes of making the notorious intersection safer for everyone, the city is looking to install a traffic camera so as to avoid illegal left turns from Fell St. onto Masonic Ave.
Also, tonight is SF Bicycle Coalition’s volunteer night. You can find out more about there here.
A motorcycle and a car collided Wednesday in Palo Alto. The motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury in the accident and was taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment. The motorcycle accident reportedly occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m. Wednesday on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Officials originally reported that the accident involved a pedestrian, but now have clarified that no pedestrian was involved in the motor vehicle accident.
A woman who was severely injured in a 2007 motorcycle crash has settled a personal injury lawsuit against San Bernardino County. The woman was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle when the bike went down in a single-vehicle crash. The woman sustained numerous permanent and disabling head and neck injuries in the California motorcycle accident.