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Category: Bicycle Accidents

News, safety and legal information for San Diego bicycle accident victims

Fixed-gear bicycles – or so called Fixie Bikes are a new fad in the San Diego area. They are also allegedly responsible for a recent San Diego fixie bike accident that killed a 17-year-old boy.

Fixies are modified bikes that don’t ride like your average multiple-speed bicycle. Unprepared riders can be bucked off if they don’t know how to stop. The pedals are always in motion when the bike is moving- meaning you can never stop pedaling and just coast. If a rider wants to stop the bike, his or her legs must be strong enough to stop the pedals.

Kids love them because they’re reliable, and less likely to break down.

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A bike crash in La Mesa left a cyclist with serious injuries after he was struck by a trolley, a News10.com article reports. The male bicyclist was taken to the hospital after being hit around 5:20 p.m. close to the Amaya Station. Although it is not known at this time what caused the accident, several bicyclists are injured due to motorist distraction or negligence, dangerous roadways or improper signage, and even defective auto parts that cause a vehicle to lose control and strike a cyclist. Since this particular bicycle accident involved a trolley, it is likely that investigators will examine the trolley driver’s actions in the moments leading up to the crash.

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