In 2012, Denver lost a record number of cyclists in fatal bicycle accidents, according to safety officials. Police say that warmer weather inspired many cyclists to spend more time outside, which in turn led to more cycling accidents. They also say that motorists caused the majority of bicycle and car accidents.
The Denver Westword blog compiled a list of the year’s ten worst bicycle accidents. Some were included for their quirky or bizarre nature, such as the man who stripped naked after surviving a bicycle and scooter collision, or the driver who honked at cyclists for several minutes instead of passing them. Others were far more serious, and many appeared on our blog last year, such as:
- Jacqui Carpenter, an experienced cyclist who sustained serious injuries when she hit barbed wire on a cycling trail
- Gelseigh Karl-Cannon, a recent college graduate who died in a fatal cycling accident involving a pickup truck
- Dan Peterson, a 30-year-old cyclist from Wisconsin who died in a hit and run accident that sparked a city-wide concern for cycling safety; a memorial stands at the corner where the accident took place.
Cycling is supposed to be a fun, healthy activity. Unfortunately, bicycles expose riders to dangerous elements of traffic. If you were seriously hurt or lost a loved one in Denver bicycle accident, talk to us. Call (866) 377-3800 and we can set up a free consultation to go over your potential case.
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