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Bicyclist fatalities, injuries rose again in 2012

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/18/bicyclist-fatalities-injuries-rose-again-in-2012/

Endurance cyclist dies in head-on collision

We’re saddened by the news of another bicyclist death in Snohomish County last weekend.

According to reports, endurance cyclist Jerry Shafer, 65, of Kent was struck and killed Saturday morning by an oncoming vehicle when he swerved to pass a group of cyclists.

Shafer was known in the Seattle area as a competitive cyclist who …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/24/endurance-cyclist-dies-in-head-on-collision/

Boston struggles with string of bicycle fatalities

Boston bicyclists are mourning the fifth traffic fatality among members of their growing community this week.

On Thursday morning, a Boston University grad student was killed in a bicycle-truck collision when he got right-hooked by the driver of the truck.

The student, Christopher Weigl, was a photojournalism student and had written his own obituary this …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/12/07/boston-struggles-with-string-of-bicycle-fatalities/

Californians remember two bicyclists killed in traffic; fund drive open

More than 1,200 cyclists took to the streets in Newport Beach on Sunday in a memorial bike ride for two bicycle riders killed in separate crashes in September.

The two, Dr. Catherine “Kit” Campion Ritz and Sarah Leaf, were struck on their bikes and killed in a period of under 24 hours.

Ritz, 57, a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/29/californians-remember-two-bicyclists-killed-in-traffic-fund-drive-open/

Bicyclist dies in collision in Snohomish County (WA) (UPDATE)

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Snohomish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a bicyclist in the Brier area after a collision with a pickup truck.

Few details are available in the death of a 24-year-old Lynnwood resident who died at the scene of the collision, near the intersection of Barker and Atlas roads. …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/23/bicyclist-dies-in-collision-in-snohomish-county-wa/

Arizona cyclist dies after falling from bridge in LOTOJA bike race

Sad news from the 206-mile LOTOJA bicycle race where a 42-year-old Arizona man swerved to miss a pothole, lost control of his bicycle, and catapulted off a bridge 35 feet to his death in the Snake River.

Robert Verhaaren of Mesa, Arizona, leaves behind a wife and three children; the family had recently flown to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/10/arizona-cyclist-dies-after-falling-from-bridge-in-latoja-bike-race/

Man sentenced for 2011 hit-and-run of bicyclist in Seattle

A King County judge sentenced a motorist to 3 years and 5 months in prison on Friday for felony hit and run in the death of bicyclist Michael Wang.

That’s the maximum penalty that prosecutors had sought for Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28.

The Seattle Times reports that Garcia-Reyes apologized for the crime and said through a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/10/man-sentenced-for-2011-hit-and-run-of-bicyclist-in-seattle/

Cyclist dies from injuries at RAMROD bike ride

A Tacoma cyclist has died from injuries he suffered when he crashed on a downhill stretch of the 152-mile Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) bike ride last week.

The cyclist, Steve Albers, 60, owned an insurance company and was active in many civic organizations, such as Tacoma Goodwill, the Tacoma Library Association, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/31/cyclist-dies-from-injuries-at-ramrod-bike-ride/

3 bike travelers hit by truck in Georgia; 1 dead

Sad news from Georgia where three bicycle touring friends in their 60s were hit by a tractor-trailer rig on Thursday morning. The three were nearing the end of a two-year, 6,000-mile bike adventure from Prudhoe Bay to Key West.

One, Peter Cornell, 64, of Port Charlotte, Fla., was killed in the collision. He was originally …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/28/3-bike-travelers-hit-by-truck-in-georgia-1-dead/

Driver in last year’s hit-and-run Seattle bicyclist fatality pleads guilty

The motorist charged with killing Seattle bicycle rider Michael Wang last summer faces up to three years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to felony hit-and-run on Tuesday.

The man, Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park was arrested last month in connection with a car crash into a service station on Greenwood Avenue …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/18/driver-in-last-years-hit-and-run-seattle-bicyclist-fatality-pleads-guilty/