A couple of weeks ago, we reported the story of a bicyclist who was killed on East Marginal Way South when he was involved in a collision with a semi-truck. That accident caught the attention of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Now, he has proposed to commit $3.25 million to improving conditions for cyclists in the […]
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College campuses are often brimming with bicycling students, especially in Washington State. Between bicyclists, pedestrians and cars, there is plenty of opportunity for accidents to occur. On Tuesday, a student at Western Washington University was hit by a car when riding his bicycle. That led Carol Berry, who is the program coordinator for the university’s […]
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are just three social networking sites that millions of users flock to everyday. We post statuses and pictures and tweet our little hearts out. And the problem is that we often do that when behind the wheel. While texting and driving is illegal in several states, using social media and driving […]
Three girls in Midvale, Utah were rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car. The driver could have easily prevented the accident from happening – had he simply been paying attention to the road, and not his cell phone. The 28-year-old was texting behind the wheel, and didn’t see the three young girls, […]
13 years ago, states were encouraged to set their legal blood-alcohol limits to .08, or they would risk losing a substantial amount of their federal highway funds. Now, with drunk driving making up one-third of all traffic-related deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking that the legal blood-alcohol limit be lowered to .05. […]
Bicycle accidents seem to be on the up-and-up with the nice weather frequenting the greater Seattle area. This afternoon, a 59-year-old bicyclist was injured after he collided with a car. He was traveling on Lake Washington Boulevard South. Luckily, he was not critically injured and is expected to live, but he does have some serious […]
His dream was to spread his love and passion of soccer through eleven countries, all the while promoting a cause that was dear to his heart. But 42-year-old Richard Swanson’s hopes were cut short early this month when he was hit by a pickup truck near the city of Lincoln City, Oregon. Swanson was on […]
They’re the ideal vehicle for families and active singles alike. Over the past seven years, their popularity has grown by 50%. They’re small SUVs, or as their commonly called, crossovers, and they’ve been popping up all over roads everywhere. That’s why recent crash test results are so disturbing. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway […]
Pedestrians must exercise extreme caution when walking, especially in areas with heavy traffic, as was further emphasized yesterday afternoon in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. A 69-year-old woman was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by a 56-year-old man. She had been crossing “at or near the intersection” according to detectives. Not many details have been […]
A 40-year-old woman is in critical condition after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A high-speed chase ensued just after 11:20 on Sunday night when a police officer noticed a stolen pickup truck. He tried to pull the driver over, but the driver instead sped off in a reckless fashion, eventually finding […]