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White Bicycles and Outlines of People – Reminders of Wrongful Pedestrian and Bicycle Deaths

By Emerald Law Group |

If you live or work in the Seattle area, you may have seen white bicycles or the outlines of pedestrians on sidewalks or along bike paths throughout the city and county. These are the results of a project known as Ghost Bikes – which works to raise awareness of bicycle fatalities and safety concerns…. Read More »

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Bicyclist killed by streetcar tracks – potential liability for city of Seattle?

By Emerald Law Group |

A local Seattle woman died due to injuries she sustained when she crashed while biking across the streetcar tracks on Yesler Way. According to the KOMO article, the cyclist was riding eastbound on Yesler and crashed when she crossed the streetcar tracks near 13th Avenue. Family members cited in the article indicated that the… Read More »

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Cities Making Bicyclists Safer – Ideas from Other Cities

By Emerald Law Group |

Biking.com reported on 8 different cities that are undertaking projects and programs to make cycling safer in the metropolitan areas. Included in the article were cities such as Portland, Chicago and Philadelphia – all cities that have active and robust cycling communities. Citied in the article is a study that found that bicycling safety… Read More »

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Bicyclist Killed In Hit-and-Run Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a driver who fled the accident scene. According to the reports, a red truck struck the bicyclist from behind as the bicyclist and truck traveled on a highway near the Chelan Airport. The police later found the red truck abandoned in a field. Hopefully the police will… Read More »

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Watch Out for Bicyclists – Recent Capital Accident Likely Due to Inattention

By Emerald Law Group |

Its summertime and a lot of people are out on their bikes enjoying the nice weather. Even when the weather is terrible, Seattle and the Puget Sound region has an abundance of bicyclists who use our roads and highways for commuting and exercise. If you are driving, the law requires you to keep a… Read More »

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Seattle Pays Out In Bike Accident Settlement

By Emerald Law Group |

Recently, the City of Seattle paid $375,000 to pay the lion’s share of an injury settlement related to a 2012 bicycle accident. In 2012, Sally Clark, at the time on the Seattle City Council, struck a cyclist who suffered severe injuries. According the Seattle Times article, Clark was unaware that her auto insurance liability… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Bike Accident Victim in Kirkland Seeks Out At-Fault Driver

By Emerald Law Group |

We commented on this same accident a few weeks ago but its back in the news. According to a local news source, a local bicyclist remained hospitalized at Harborview after he was nearly killed by a negligent driver. The victim was riding his bicycle when a driver of a Subaru made an erratic move… Read More »

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2 Bicycle Accidents on Bainbridge Island

By Emerald Law Group |

Two separate bicycle accidents occurred last week on Bainbridge Island. The island, which is accessible by ferry from Seattle and located in Kitsap County, is just across Elliott Bay from downtown Seattle and a popular residential area for people commuting into Seattle. The first accident apparently happened when a driver failed to yield the… Read More »

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Bicyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident in Kirkland

By Emerald Law Group |

A bicyclist was injured on Friday in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Kirkland. According to the local news, the police are presently looking for witnesses who may have information about a silver Subaru Outback that struck the bicyclist outside of an apartment complex in Kirkland, near Carillon Point. We hope that the police… Read More »

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