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40-Year Old Cyclist Killed By Motorist on Cell Phone

40-Year Old Cyclist Killed By Motorist on Cell Phone November 5, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Cruz, CA A recent bicycle accident has killed a 40-year old cyclist identified as Josh Alper of Santa Cruz. Alper was killed by a motorist on Highway 1 west of Santa Cruz. According to news reports, the driver of a Tesla was headed southbound when he crossed the centerline of the freeway into the northbound shoulder, colliding with Alper, at high speed.The head-on collision killed Alper immediately. This is the second cyclist fatality in Santa Cruz County for 2013.
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Shimano Disc Brake Calipers Recalled in US and Canada

Shimano Disc Brake Calipers Recalled in US and Canada September 27, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC Consumers in the US and Canada are being advised by Shimano, the US Consumer Product Safety Board and Health Canada to immediately stop using bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes. Shimano has recalled the defective calipers due to reports that the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.
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New Jersey Man Dies in Bike Accident

New Jersey Man Dies in Bike Accident May 16, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Trenton, NJ A 23-year-old man from Trenton, New Jersey, was killed recently in a bike accident when he was hit by a motorist on Route 1, the Times of Trenton reports.
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Illinois Leader in Preventing Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents

Illinois Leader in Preventing Bicycle "Dooring" Accidents April 28, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Chicago, IL Just about every bicyclist knows that dooring—when a cyclist hits a car door that suddenly swings into his or her path—is one of the most common kinds of bicycle accidents, yet it hasn't been widely recognized as a traffic accident. But the state of Illinois is about to change that and perhaps other states will follow its example.
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Florida Man Killed In Bicycle Accident

Florida Man Killed In Bicycle Accident September 1, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Winter Haven, FL A Florida man was recently killed in a bicycle accident when he was struck by a sheriff's deputy vehicle.
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Bike Accident Claims Life of Popular Iowa Teacher

Bike Accident Claims Life of Popular Iowa Teacher June 2, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Marathon, IA A 50-year-old high school science teacher recently died in a bike accident involving a car driven by a former student of the school where he taught.
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Bike Accidents Spike Higher in Warm Weather, Children at Risk

Bike Accidents Spike Higher in Warm Weather, Children at Risk May 9, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
El Reno, OK It's always a tragedy when bicycle accidents befall children, as Patrick and Kim Pearson of Warrensburg know all too well. Their seven-year-old son, Tucker, was out riding his bicycle on April 28 when he was struck by a 2006 Toyota traveling east along Southeast 180 Road, about two miles east of Missouri Route 13.
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Seinfeld Star Involved in Bicycle Accident

Seinfeld Star Involved in Bicycle Accident April 27, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA A 14-year-old boy has suffered minor injuries in a bicycle accident involving "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander.
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State Laws Aimed at Further Protecting Cyclists in Kentucky

State Laws Aimed at Further Protecting Cyclists in Kentucky December 14, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Louisville, KY There are various laws that govern the conduct of motor vehicles, together with bicycles on public thoroughfares. While observing these statutes goes a long way in helping to avoid bicycle crash injury, there is always room for improvement—and lawmakers in Kentucky are considering just that, in an effort to prevent the next bicycle accident from happening. Anyone who has ever been involved in one knows that a bike crash is no fun. And it could be fatal.
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A Bicycle Advocate works to Prevent Bike Crashes

A Bicycle Advocate works to Prevent Bike Crashes December 8, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Honolulu, HI Bicycle advocate Georgette Yaindl has a mission: to prevent bike crashes and bicycle accidents by making our roads safer. "Here in Hawaii we have a great opportunity to restore paradise by making cyclists and pedestrians safer," says Georgette, "but we have to change the infrastructure to do so."
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