September 20th, 2013|
September 19, 2013
With the school year back in full swing, the volume of pedestrians and bicyclists using the streets during commute hours is rising. The Appleton Bicycle Accident Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that the increase in pedestrian and cyclist volume too often leads to an incline in the number of accidents involving these individuals.
According to FOX 11 News, such a crash was responsible for leaving a 12-year-old girl seriously injured earlier this week. Reports indicate the crash occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 16, at the corner of Calumet Street and South Greenview Street in Appleton.
The girl was on her way to school at the nearby James Madison Middle School. A vehicle struck her as she was attempting to cross the street at the intersection. The driver stopped the car and got out for a short moment before fleeing the scene. Meanwhile, rescue crews were summoned to transport the child to a local trauma center for treatment to injuries to her arm and legs.
The motorist responsible for the crash later came forward to police and was issued several citations.
The law firm’s team of Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers encourages both motorists and cyclists to help prevent such collisions by always looking twice in all directions before attempting to enter or move in traffic.
June 15th, 2012|
June 14, 2012
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says that in 2010, a bicycle rider was injured or killed every 8.4 hours. That means that almost 1,100 crashes that year involved a cyclist. According to FOX 11 News, Green Bay, Wisconsin, is doing its part to reduce the number of these types of accidents and improve safety for both motorists and cyclists alike.
The efforts are being funded by a federal grant Green Bay received to install bike lanes throughout the city. Last Friday it was announced that five miles of the project had been completed thus far, with those stretches receiving new markings on the pavement indicating biking lanes and new signs to mark the routes.
These lanes are for mixed use of both bikes and cars, but authorities are warning motorists to yield to cyclists when they are using them.
City officials hope that the completion of the project will help further reduce the number of Wisconsin bicycle accidents throughout the city. Over the past 20 years, the number of cyclists injured in accidents has been reduced by more than 40 percent; however, the number of fatalities has remained steady.
The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz would like to remind cyclists of the importance of always wearing a helmet when you ride. Doing so will greatly decrease your chances of being injured or killed in the event of an accident.