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Category Archives: Bicycle Accidents

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5 Bicycle Road Safety Tips to Keep You Safe on Every Road

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Whether you are riding a bike for exercise, as a way to relax, or in your daily commute, cyclists should take extra care to ensure their safety and avoid a bike accident. Bike riders account for more than 2 percent of all auto fatalities, most of which could have been avoided by using these… Read More »

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The 8 Things to Do Right Away If You’ve Been in a Bike Accident

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Table of Contents: What Steps Should You Take if You Are Injured in a Bike Accident? What Are Your Legal Rights After a Bike Accident? What Steps Should You Take if You Are Injured in a Bike Accident? Cycling accidents can be especially dangerous because there is little protection on a bike, particularly when… Read More »

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Bicyclist Dies in Nighttime Crash on Georgia 303 in Brunswick

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

A 50-year-old bicyclist was recently killed in a Brunswick traffic wreck. According to Corporal Chad Gray of the Georgia State Patrol, the former Waycross resident was riding his bicycle on Georgia 303 in Glynn County near the Turtle River Bridge after dark when he was struck by a southbound car. Following the wreck, the… Read More »

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Teen Killed in Tragic Bicycle Accident on North Ola Road in Henry County

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A Henry County teenager was recently killed by a police cruiser while riding a bicycle. According to Henry County Police Sergeant Joey Smith, the fatal accident occurred when a 14-year-old child rode his bike out of a driveway onto North Ola Road and into the path of an oncoming law enforcement officer. The 35-year-old… Read More »

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Bicycle Rider Killed in Marietta Hit-and-Run Crash

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A 55-year-old man was recently killed in a hit-and-run bicycle accident in Marietta. According to a representative from the Marietta Police Department, the bicyclist was headed north on Powder Springs Street near Natchez Trace around 7:45 pm when he was hit by a black sport utility vehicle (SUV). Crash witnesses reportedly stated the driver… Read More »

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Brantley County Teenager Dies Following Bicycle Accident on Georgia 110 Near Atkinson

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

A Brantley County teenager was recently killed while riding his bicycle on Georgia 110 near Atkinson. According to Captain Wade Bennett of the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office, the child was struck from behind before he was catapulted into a nearby ditch. Bennett said the accident occurred when the child switched lanes to avoid a… Read More »

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Bicyclist Critically Injured by Pick-Up Truck on Georgia 20 in Canton

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A Canton man allegedly sustained life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Cumming Highway in Canton. According to Lieutenant Jeff Tucker of the Canton Police Department, 66-year-old Louis Phillips was headed west on his bicycle when he was struck by a westbound Chevrolet pick-up truck near the… Read More »

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Dallas, Georgia Bicyclist Killed by Charter Bus Near Emerson in Bartow County

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A 31-year-old pastor was reportedly killed while headed north on his bicycle on U.S. 41 near Red Top Mountain in Bartow County. According to Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief Sandy Turner, Andrew Pray of Dallas, Georgia was critically injured when he was struck by a northbound charter bus while riding along the highway…. Read More »

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The 3-foot Passing Bill – A Huge Safety Help for Georgia Cyclists

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Neil Kopitsky has been a racing cyclist since 1986 and an attorney representing injured people in Georgia since 1995. When he first heard about a pending bill for a law called the “Three-Foot Law” or the “Three-Foot Bill,” he was skeptical. This bill, if it becomes law, will require cars to keep three feet… Read More »

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Your Local Atlanta Bike Shop – A Cyclist’s Key to Safety

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Bicycling safety starts with your local bike shop. Here are just a few of the ways the bike shop can make cycling safer for you: 1. First, your local bike shop can tell you where and when the local rides are for people of your speed and experience level. Cycling will be both more… Read More »

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