As Arizona bicycle accident attorneys, we were happy to hear that a trophy was named after Sally Meyerhoff, the first woman ever to win the Rock-N-Roll Marathon. She was killed two months after she won in 2011 while riding her bike. She was hit by a car. The next big run was Saturday, January 14, 2012, and a trophy was named in her honor. There were 270,000 runners taking part in the race, and this is the 9th year the marathon has been held.
Arizona Bicycle Accident Statistics
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported that there were 1,914 Arizona bicycle accidents in 2010, which left 19 bicyclists dead and 1,583 injured. Also as demonstrated by Arizona bike accident statistics, the 45-54 year age group saw the most fatal crashes, while male bicyclists also suffered more fatalities across all age groups. Most bicyclists are hit in broad daylight on clear days, according to the findings.
Arizona Bicycle Accident Safety
As bicycle accident lawyers in Arizona, we want to share some tips to keep all bicyclists safe. They include:
- Riding in the same direction as traffic
- Obeying the same traffic signals
- Using arm signals before a turn
- Wearing a helmet
- Being aware of your surroundings
- Wearing bright or reflective clothing
- Talking to kids about bicycle safety
Contact an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney
As Phoenix personal injury attorneys, one of our goals is to reduce the number of bicycle accidents Arizona sees every year. We know that even when bicyclists follow all traffic laws, they can still be hit by drivers who aren’t paying attention. One way we accomplish this is by holding the drivers who cause the accidents responsible for covering the costs that the injured victims and their families incur because of the collision. Injured bicyclists usually suffer serious injuries that come with high medical costs. Their rehabilitation costs are typically quite high as well. Many bike riders when hit by vehicles are not lucky enough to live through the accident. The Husband and Wife Law Team have been helping injured bicyclists and their families for years. Call us for your free consultation any time.