PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
Whether jogging through the neighborhood or peddling your way through the city, fresh air and exercise are good for our mind and body. Walkers, runners, and bicycle riders can safely share the road by maintaining alertness and awareness of traffic and hazards like potholes or uneven terrain. Unfortunately, sharing the road with motor vehicles can cause accidents or crashes. Following safety protocols such as riding your bike with traffic, in a bike lane if possible, and walking or running against traffic on sturdy ground, are practical ways to protect yourself from an accidental injury or crash. Motor vehicle crashes occur when a driver follows too closely, cuts off, turns in front of the rider, or does not share the road responsibly.