Bicycle Accidents

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As anyone who lives in New York knows, cyclists and motorists have a responsibility to share busy streets and must exercise caution at all times to avoid serious accidents. But did you know that in New York City and New York State, it is a violation of the Vehicle and…

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A 14-year-old cyclist was killed in a truck accident in Queens on Saturday. According to the Daily News, the victim was Mario Valenzuela, of Astoria. Valenzuela was struck while riding his bicycle on Borden Avenue under the Pulaski Bridge in Long Island City at 1:55 p.m. Authorities believe the teen…

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An incident in Connecticut is drawing attention to the fact that some intersections are the site of recurrent bicycle-car accidents. A six year old boy on a bicycle was struck and killed by a car in Bristol, Connecticut on July 24th, 2018 while at an intersection where a bike path…

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Mike Hall is a legend in the world of endurance cycling, having held a variety of world records. But fame and fortune are not enough to protect even a legend from a deadly interaction between bicycle and car. Mr. Hall was taking part in an ultra-distance race in Australia when…

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I remember how excited I was when my parents told me we were going to the circus. I’m going back more than 80 years when the famed Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus was an annual fixture at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. As a youngster how could I not…

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As the weather continues to warm up, more bicycles begin to appear on our roads and highways. Whether as a form of recreation and exercise, or as alternate means of commuting, riding a bicycle can be dangerous. The New York area has already seen serious bicycle accidents this spring so…

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The story plays out the same way again and again. No one pays much attention to bicycle safety until a cyclist is struck by a car and either badly injured or killed. The local media finally brings attention to the dangers of being a bicyclist surrounded by massive automobiles, and…

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Being pretty is no protection. Some people seem to lead charmed lives, as if nothing can ever go wrong for them. They are rich and attractive. They have good jobs and wonderful friends. They have beautiful spouses and take wonderful vacations around the world. But none of these things offer…

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