Bicycle Accident

Durham Cyclist Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

An early-morning collision in Durham has left a local woman hospitalized in critical condition. An article on this emerging police investigation is available here. About the Incident Police in Durham say a 28-year-old woman has been critically injured in a hit-and-run crash. Authorities say the victim was riding a bicycle in the 800 block of …

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Back To School: Discuss Proper Pedestrian and Bus Safety With Your Kids

With the school year beginning in just a few short days, it is important to review proper pedestrian and bus safety with your child. Children are at high risk for being involved in accidents on their way to and from school, often because they are unaware of how to safely board the school bus and …

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Bike Lanes Exist For A Reason

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel, they have a responsibility to share the road with pedestrians and cyclists. That requires constant concentration and an awareness of their surroundings. When that concentration falters, a serious accident can occur. Bicycle accidents are some of the most devastating that can happen out on the road. With …

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"Watch For Me N.C." Takes Unique Approach To Reducing North Carolina Bicycle Accident Numbers

Anyone who is involved in a motor vehicle collision is at risk of being seriously injured or killed, but pedestrians and bicyclists are at an especially high risk of harm because they lack the protection of a plastic and metal frame of a car or truck’s exterior. Our North Carolina bicycle accident lawyers at HensonFuerst …

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State Officials Hope To Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accident Numbers

Riding bicycles is a way of life for many in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians ride bikes on a regular basis, and estimates show that bicycle tourism brings in an estimated $14 million to the state annually. The North Carolina bicycle accident lawyers at HensonFuerst point out that with so many cyclists …

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Does Riding Bicycles Pose a Greater Threat of Brain Injury to Today's Youth Than Playing Football?

Brain Injury Risks: Cycling vs. Football In a recent interview on the National Football League’s television network, Dr. Joseph Maroon made the statement, “It’s much more dangerous riding a bicycle or a skateboard than playing youth football,” when making a comparison between the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury during either activity. But is …

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Officials Hope New NC Bike Walk Website Will Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accident Rates

Since data shows North Carolina has the ninth highest bicyclist and pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, officials have been working to reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and walkers by raising safety awareness. Now, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched a new website dedicated to reaching this goal. The Walk Bike …

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North Carolina Bicycle Accident Numbers Prompt Safety Concerns Across the State

North Carolina Bicycle Accident Risks Riding a bike in the Tar Heel State can be extremely dangerous. A recent study on North Carolina bicycle accident numbers shows the state is ranked eighth deadliest in the nation for cyclists. In the triangle alone, Raleigh saw more than 98 collisions between bikes and cars, while Chapel Hill …

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North Carolina Bicycle Accident Statistics Show State Ranks 8th in the Nation for Cyclist Fatalities

The weather is beginning to cool down and the leaves are changing color. This combination can make for a spectacular bike ride along North Carolina’s roadways. Cyclists be warned though—a leisurely ride in our state can quickly become a deadly affair. One new study shows North Carolina bicycle accident rates have led to the state …

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