Driver goes through stop sign, strikes young boy on bike

May 24th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A young child was hurt in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida last week when a negligent driver slammed into him. The 12-year-old boy was hospitalized with minor injuries, so thankfully the incident was not as bad as it could have been. According to investigators, the young boy was on his bike and attempting to cross an […]

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Safety groups to address Palm Beach bike, pedestrian fatalities

January 24th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Between 2008 and 2011, 24 bicyclists were killed on Palm Beach County roads. One of the victims was a Boca Raton firefighter who routinely rode his bike to Dunkin’ Donuts for a cup of coffee. On Feb. 7, 2011, just days after the man turned 50, he was struck by an SUV while crossing the […]

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College student struck while on bike, suffers serious injuries

December 13th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Bicyclists are so vulnerable on the road that it is imperative that people behind the wheel of motor vehicles keep an eye out for them. They have to pay special attention to bikes; otherwise unfortunate accidents — which inflict serious injuries — can occur. Motorists and bicyclists may be rivals on the road, but neither […]

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Florida bicyclist killed by clueless, yet unsuspecting, driver

November 16th, 2012 - by DKRPA

As many bicyclists in Florida know, most vehicles on the road are not paying attention to them. Bicyclists are required to ride their vehicles in the road; but car, trucks, buses and other motor vehicles are free and clear to drive through the streets. Of course, they need such requirements; but for innocent and vulnerable […]

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Hit-and-run crash leaves Florida biker with catastrophic injuries

June 27th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Though motorcyclists and bicyclists share similar dangers on the road (both do not protect the rider in an accident), bicyclists face a specific disadvantage that motorcyclists do not experience. While considered part of traffic, bikes travel at dramatically lower speeds than cars and motorcycles and are also removed from the actual flow of traffic — […]

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Bicyclist hit by inebriated driver, left in critical condition

January 3rd, 2012 - by DKRPA

Two weeks ago, a 65-year-old man was riding his bicycle in a bike lane in Palm Beach when he was hit by a passing car. The crash sent the man’s head into the car’s windshield and left the 65-year-old with some serious injuries, including an unspecified brain injury, a laceration on his head, and multiple […]

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