Bike Accidents

Victims of bicycle-car collisions are more susceptible to catastrophic injuries

Victims of bicycle-car collisions are more susceptible to catastrophic injuries Being the victim of a collision between a bicycle and car can be a harrowing experience. Whether you’re on a steel or aluminum bicycle, or (especially) an ultra-light carbon bike, does not matter. The car always wins in a collision between and bicycle and a car or truck. For this reason alone, it’s important to always be particularly alert when riding on an open roadway. Whether you are (1) clipped while riding on the shoulder, (2) t-boned while crossing an intersection with the right-of-way, or (3) hit head on by…

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Overview of State and Local Bike Laws in Texas

Before starting to bicycle in any urban environment, you should take some time to familiarize yourself with state and local laws. Every state is different, and some counties and cities also have their own rules when it comes to this activity. Here are the laws you need to know before you head out to cycle in and around Austin. Local Bike Laws in Austin These laws apply within the city limits of Austin: Helmet requirement. Every child younger than 18 years old must wear a helmet while bicycling. Riding on sidewalks. Sidewalk riding is banned in most areas of the city. Ride…

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16-year-old boy’s bicycle death

On June 6, 2015, our community suffered yet another preventable death.  At around 6:30 pm, Brian Silva, was riding his bike south on Johnny Morris Road when he was hit by a car.  He was pronounced dead at Brackenridge Hospital at approximately 7:15 pm that same night.  In his possession, Brian Silva had his paycheck stub and his cell phone.  His paycheck stub had his name and correct address on it.  However, it was over 22 hours until the family was notified of their son’s death. This fact will be very difficult for the family to overcome.  There were many…

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