Category Archives: Bicycle Accidents

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No Bike Accidents On Pineda: Is Florida Becoming Safer For Bicyclists?

It was controversial when first proposed, and drivers insisted that people were going to get hurt if the Florida Legislature moved forward with its plan, but so far, opening bike lanes on the Pineda Causeway has not been the disaster everyone feared. No Bike Accidents On The Pineda Causeway A study performed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has revealed that during its first 19 months of operation, the Pineda Causeway bike lanes have seen no bike crashes. From March 2013 through February 2015 there have been 95 crashes involving of every other type of vehicle on the causeway, but bicycles have remained safe while riding over the bridge. The Pineda Causeway was part of a two-year pilot program that included two other Miami-Dade County causeways and tested whether allowing bikes on these bridges was safe. The program received skepticism from members of the cycling community that didn’t trust…
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Coral Gables Hit and Run Driver Caught

Not long ago we brought you the story of a Coral Gables boy who was struck by a car while riding bicycles with his father. The boy’s leg was broken and the driver sped away, but thanks to vigilant neighbors this Coral Gables hit and run driver was caught. How Did Neighbors Help Catch The Driver? A description of the car involved in the hit and run was released, and people in the neighborhood responded. Police soon received reports of a white Honda Civic with the characteristic black hood in a South Miami neighborhood. The driver was a 19-year-old who claims that he was falling asleep at the wheel when the collision happened. “He stated to me that he… didn’t want to lie,” a representative of the Coral Gables police told the court on Friday, September 11. “He knew he was involved in the crash. He saw the boy in…
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9-Year-Old Recovering from Coral Gables Bicycle Accident

Police are searching for a white Honda Civic with a dark colored hood. The driver of this car is wanted for a hit and run involving a 9-year-old who had stopped to read a sign. Now the boy is recovering from this Coral Gables bicycle accident while police try to find the fleeing driver who caused it. It was around 6:40 pm near the 1100 block of South Greenway Drive when a 9-year-old Coral Gables boy stopped to read a sign. He got off his bike and approached the sign when a white car hit him and then ran over the boys legs trying to get away. The boy’s father, who was riding with him, witnessed the entire incident. The boy is now at Miami Children’s Hospital in stable condition, but it will take a long time for his broken bones to heal. Police are searching for a suspect they believe…
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Bike Thieves At Large: Do You Know How To Protect Your Bike?

Security cameras recently caught a man breaking into the locked parking garage of a local Coral Gables condo. The man first inspects a bunch of cars and then pulls out a pair of bolt cutters and steals several bikes instead. Now the police want you to know that there are even more bike thieves at large, and they have tips on how to protect your bike. “What we’re hearing from our detectives is that they’re pawning the bikes… taking them out of our city through various means of transportation,” Officer Kelly Denham tells Local 10 News. She says it is a crime of convenience since many of these thieves find stealing a bicycle rather easy, but with many riders having bikes that can cost anywhere between $300 and $5,000, the costs of these crimes are adding up. How Can I Prevent Bike Theft? To help you avoid falling victim to…
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Wearing Bike Safety Gear — Nonprofit Makes Biking Safer For Coral Gables

The popularity of bicycling in Florida is rising faster than most of our cities can keep pace with. With the explosion of new cyclists, city planners are scrambling to improve safety measures, which is important considering our state has one of the worst bicycling safety records. However, city officials are not the only people working on the problem as a local nonprofit tries to make wearing bike safety gear the new trend all over the state. The Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) has been selling biking apparel with city seals on them. The jerseys and shorts have seals from Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Beach, South Miami, Miami, Doral, Pincrest, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and our own Coral Gables. North Miami, Miami Lakes, and the Village of Palmetto Bay are expected to join the roster soon. What Makes This Safety Gear Special? The jerseys are sold by Mack Cycle & Fitness and…
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How Can Florida Become More Bike Friendly?

Coral Gables is not known for being the safest place to ride your bicycle. As a matter of fact, Florida is rated as one of the worst places to ride your bike in the entire country, but many people want to change that and make our community a bike-friendly zone. There are cities all over our nation that have gotten the hang of making it safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, is there anything we can learn from them? How Can Cities Be Bike Friendly? Chattanooga, Tennessee has integrated bike safety into their driver’s ed course. Teens are taught to observe the 3-feet buffer zone between vehicles and bikes, and they are even taken out on a bike ride using the city’s bike share program. In Salt Lake City, officials have looked across the pond for solutions to bike safety. They have taken European designs for protected intersections to improve safety…
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