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Bike Accidents

13
Dec

3 Safety Tips for Cyclists

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I’ve been a cyclist for a handful of year now, and I’ve learned a few tips that will keep a biker safe and a motorist out of your hair. Although sometimes a fall is unavoidable, there are many that can be avoided or lessened in severity by keeping a few…

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28
Nov

5 Bike Safety Tips

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The number of bikes and pedicabs in Austin street traffic are ever-increasing. While sometimes there’s safety in numbers, it’s important to each bike rider to exercise the utmost caution when sharing the road with vehicles. Don’t Swerve Unexpectedly As much as you can help it, drive in a straight line.…

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31
Oct

Sports with Highest risk of Brain Injury

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Playing sports is a good way to stay active, relieve stress and have some fun. However, there is always a chance you or someone else can get injured if you participate in any physical or sports related activity. This is why there are particular rules and safety measures to keep…

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27
Aug

Bicycle Accident Statistics & Victims’ Rights

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By Texas law, bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of passenger vehicles. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, this means that bicyclists have the duty to ensure that they take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of causing preventable harm and to adhere to all…

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11
May

Austin Man Indicted for Causing Death of Bicyclist

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The Austin American-Statesman reports that an 86-year-old man linked to the death of an Austin bicyclist last year is facing a felony charge of criminally negligent homicide with a deadly weapon after a grand jury indicted him this week. The man was indicted for driving on the shoulder of Loop…

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04
May

Texas Legislature Pass Law Against Hit and Run Drivers

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The Texas House passed a new law 130-0 which increases the penalties for drivers for who leave the scene of an accident. The Senate previously passed the bill and Governor Perry is expected to sign it. Austin's Senator Kirk Watson introduced the legislation. The legislation was passed in response to…

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03
May

Biker Seriously Injured by Driver on Cell Phone

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KXAN news reported a tragic story involving Austin resident Bobby Crouch, who was seriously injured while biking on Barton Creek Blvd near Bee Caves Road. Crouch was hit from behind by a 20 yr old car driver, who was on his cell phone and not paying attention to the road.…

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