There are many ways a Boston bike crash involving a car can occur. One of the more common ways involves cyclists in the extreme right lane, alongside a line of cars, with a car making a right turn. The problem is, many motorists don’t look for or see the cyclist and the result is a collision.
The National Law Review recently published an article about right turn bicycle accident lawsuits (we prefer to the term “crash,” though we know many people still commonly call them “accidents”).
Bike Commuting is Increasing
This type of bike crash is getting more common in Boston and cities across the nation as more and more people are using bikes as a primary mode of transportation including traveling to and from work. According to the League of American Bicyclists, there is no question that biking as a means of commuting is getting more popular as time goes by. This organization compiles various study results and keeps detailed statistics of how many people use bike riding as a primary means of commuting. One way to measure the data is in terms of how many bicycles trips (not recreational use) are taken each year. In 2001, there were 1.7 billion trips and by 2009, there were 4 billion trips. This number is only continuing to increase as more time passes. Continue reading