An East Oakland cyclist was killed in a serious hit-and-run accident last night according to KBCS News. The bicycle accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on International Boulevard near 81st Avenue.
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For those of you who rode your bike to work today, enjoy a beautiful day in San Francisco and be safe. As the City's cycling scene continues to grow, we still are reminded that it is not as safe as we'd like. Just yesterday a cyclist was critically injured in a bicycle accident involving PG&E vehicle in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. It is not clear as of yet what the cause of the accident was.
California as a whole has seen a reduction in the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. That is some great news to those who choose to "go green" and enjoy the beautiful landscape that The Golden State has to offer. The California Highway Patrol and Department of Justice data shows that there has been a significant pattern of traffic-related fatalities in the past few years, 2011 ranking in at record lows.
When a bicyclist is struck by an automobile, the injuries are more often than not very serious or even deadly. When a bicyclist is struck on a roadway with heavy traffic, they are placed at a high risk of multiple collisions.
One of the most common injuries suffered by victims in a bike accident is a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can be caused by even the slightest amount of force to the most complex and delicate organ in the body. Symptoms of a brain injury can be difficult to detect such as nausea, mood swings or temporary memory loss or extremely obvious such as the loss of the ability to form words, coma or even death.
A 32-year-old bicyclist was injured in an accident with a shuttle bus when the bus failed to yield to the bicycle rider, and instead ran over the victim. The bicyclist's pelvis was fractured in several places as a result of being run over by the bus.
The road can be a very scary place, especially for bikers. A situation can turn tragic very quickly if others on the road are careless. This past summer, a 25-year-old California cyclist found out just how dangerous the roads can be.