Saturday, May 02, 2009


A 39-year-old bicyclist was killed when a pick-up truck collided with the bicycle on state Route 82 in Livingston. This should serve as a wake-up call to both drivers and riders out there!

This is the season where we hear about the increased number of bicycle accidents because the weather is nice and more of us are sharing the roads with cars and trucks. Many of us have been urged to get out there and exercise; bicycling is a good start.

But each year, more than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries.

Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. In 2001, children 15 years and younger accounted for 59% of all bicycle-related injuries seen in US emergency departments.

Learn more about the problem of bicycle related injuries and what you can do to prevent them at the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.


Anonymous said...

You should have given this much ink to Organ Donor Awareness Month, too, Mike,,, it was April.

The UC Legislature had a presentation for it again, 2nd year in a row.

Many folks of our generation are affected.


Anonymous said...

Maybe we could paint some crosswalks?