Paul Cornish had been an avid cyclist for most of his 70 years, in fact, he had once held the record for biking from Los Angeles to New York in the least amount of time. It was 1973 when Paul undertook that arduous, coast-to-coast ride; arriving in the Big Apple after only 13 days and five hours.
Unfortunately, it was his love of cycling that put Mr. Cornish in danger. And ultimately, a distracted driver cost him his life. Read the rest »
Ah, Christmas day. There are so many familiar and wonderful sensations that fill the home on that special day of the year: the sight of the tree glowing with lights and surrounded by gifts, both wrapped and unwrapped; the children, filled with the magic of Christmas, giggling and playing with new toys; the sounds of loved ones chatting, laughing, sipping coffee and taking pictures that will be fondly remembered in years to come; the smell of freshly-baked pumpkin bread or the rich scent of casseroles baking for the dinner that awaits.
But for you, the sensation that cuts through all others is the smell of the virgin rubber on the tires of the new mountain bike that Santa Claus brought for you, with its clean, light aluminum glistening like tinsel. The smooth Shimano components whisper to you from the other room, saying, “I’m agile, strong, and ready to ride.”
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If they wish to remain safe and prevent accidents, motorists must pay attention to and share the road with bicyclists. As you may have inferred, this does not always happen, and each year, numerous bicyclists are hit and left to suffer by inattentive, intoxicated, and inexperienced drivers. According to state law, if a motorist collides with a bicyclist, he or she must stop to help and contact emergency services. If this is not done, the injured bicyclists could sustain permanent or life-threatening injuries that could be easily treated by a medical professional. Read the rest »
During summer and spring, millions of people across the country take to the roads on their bicycles. The fresh air and feeling of freedom can be hard to avoid for many, but unfortunately, some motorists fail to pay attention to bicyclists. Despite the fact that the law requires drivers to share the road with bicyclists, many drivers still insist on ignoring traffic signals, drinking, making illegal turns, and text messaging. When a driver engages in these behaviors, the chance of a bike collision increases drastically. Read the rest »
Many folks in the San Diego area know that riding a bike is a great way to enjoy the beautiful SoCal weather. Also, many of those same folks know the term “road rash” and yes, it’s as nasty as it sounds. In fact, some of the most gruesome cycling injuries involve road rash. These injuries are cuts, lacerations, wounds, or scrapes a bicyclist or motorcyclist suffers when they hit the ground while traveling at a high speed. Often the operator is dragged for several feet out of sheer momentum, then the skin comes into contact with the surface and is scraped or “skinned.” Of course, road rash wounds vary in degrees of intensity, and sometimes the open wounds can become severely infected, leading to serious medical complications.
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National City residents live in the perfect place for bicycling. We’ve got over 300 days of sunshine each year and miles of dedicated bike paths. But, anyone who bicycles on a regular basis knows that sharing the road with cars and trucks is dangerous. Unfortunately, bike riders are constantly at risk of suffering a serious, debilitating accident.
Jurewitz Law Group has defended many National City bike accident victims over the years. Here are the most common reasons for bike accidents our clients have reported: Read the rest »
El Cajon is a lovely place to ride your bike any time of year. Whether you ride as part of your commute, or you bike for exercise, it is important that you practice safe riding habits. Always be on the lookout for drivers who aren’t paying attention to bicyclists. Even though you can’t prevent every single mishap, there are other steps you can take to minimize your chances of being involved in a bicycle accident. Read the rest »
Riding your bicycle is a healthy and fun way to get around San Diego. However, bicycle accidents are relatively common and they often result in serious injuries. If you plan on riding for exercise or as part of your daily commute, it is important for you to practice safe riding habits, and to keep an eye out for motorists who may not see you.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid being injured while riding: Read the rest »
A senior citizen is fighting for his life following a bike collision with a car in Miramar. The 72 year old man was traveling south on Kearny Villa Road when he was struck at the Miramar Road intersection.
The man on the bicycle was thrown from his cycle and suffered injuries to his spleen, lungs, and ribs. Emergency personnel determined that the man’s injuries were life threatening, and he was transported to a nearby hospital. Officers who investigated the scene have no reason to believe that drugs or alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision. Read the rest »
A 12-year-old boy was killed in a San Diego County car accident when his bicycle ended up underneath a pickup truck. According to a Sea Side Courier report, the fatal Oceanside bicycle accident happened at 1510 South Coast Highway, near the Oceanside RV Park. Read the rest »