Tag Archive: fatality

Death of Seattle bicyclist brings sadness, raises questions

Sher Kung, killed while bicycling

There’s much heartache in the Seattle bicycling community today after the death on Friday of Sher Kung, a young mother who was killed at a downtown intersection on Second Avenue at University Street.

Let me add my condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of the attorney. An impromptu memorial, including a ghost bike and flowers, has …

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Bicyclist league report shines light on traffic deaths

RearEnd

There’s a surprising statistic in the bicyclists traffic death data collected over the past couple of years by the League of American Bicyclists.

In a report issued on Wednesday to coincide with the annual Ride of Silence, the League reports that rear-end collisions are responsible for 40% of bicyclist deaths — the highest category by far.

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Bicyclist fatalities, injuries rose again in 2012

2012 federal traffic fatality report

Grim news for bicyclists (and all road users) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 726 bicyclists died in collisions with motor vehicles in 2012.

The bicyclist fatalities in traffic pose a 6.5% increase from the previous year. 2012 marked the third straight year that bicyclist fatalities have risen since a 10-year low of 623 …

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Now 3 people charged in connection with New Hampshire bike ride tragedy

Pamela Wells

In the week since a 19-year-old woman plowed into a group of bicyclists on a New Hampshire bicycle ride — killing two and injuring two others — police have charged three people in connection with the crash.

Police are investigating everyone related to the tragic case. Early on, they had been criticized for not doing …

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Parents of bicyclist seek maximum penalty for drunken driver after fatality in California

Kristina Chesterman

The parents of a nursing student killed by a drunken driver as she rode her bicycle home from the library at Chico State University in California wrote the following heart-felt letter.

It shows how the irresponsible actions can have far-reaching consequences.

“The body of our daughter, Kristina Chesterman, lies upstairs at Enloe Medical Center waiting to be used to help other patients in need of organ donations. ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/26/parents-of-bicyclist-seek-maximum-penalty-for-drunken-driver-after-fatality-in-california/

A second arrest in crash that killed two bicyclists on New Hampshire bike ride

The 19-year-old woman who drove a car into a group of bicyclists — killing two and injuring two others — as they participated in an organized bike ride on Saturday is sitting in a jail cell in New Hampshire.

Some are saying that if the police had put her in jail when they stopped her for speeding and driving without a license 8 hours before the fatal crash, then the tragedy on the coastal New Hampshire bridge never would have taken place.

Meanwhile, police made a second arrest on Wednesday that sheds more light on the tragedy. …

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2 bicyclists killed and 2 injured in New Hampshire bike event

Sign along the bike route

Update: Sept. 23, 2013 – Police had cited the driver for speeding on the bridge just 8 hours before the crash and confiscated her car after she admitted to not having a driver’s license. More below…

Sept. 22, 2013 — Horrible news from the Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century bike ride on Saturday….

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Bicyclist killed in south Seattle collision with a semi-truck

Location of Wednesday morning fatality

Update: A 54-year-old male bicyclist died in a collision with a semi-truck Wednesday morning in Seattle at the intersection of South Hanford Street and East Marginal Way South.

The cyclist was identified as Lance David of Federal Way, an avid cyclist. Reports say he regularly pedaled more than 5,000 miles a year and rode from …

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Bicycle fatalities increase in 2011

Trafficreport

Bicycling deaths were on the rise in 2011.

A report issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration finds that 677 bicyclists died in traffic in 2011. That’s a 8.7% increase over 2010, when 623 bicyclists died.

That reverses a trend of two straight years of decreasing fatalities for bicyclists. The number of bicyclist deaths …

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