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Know Your Rights in a bicycle crash

Please take note of this event going on tonight at Chicago’s Active Transportation Alliance Headquarters:

This Crash Support Crash Course & Legal Clinic is a free event that is open to the public, and especially relevant to anyone who has recently been in a bicycle related crash.

Know Your Rights: A Crash Support Crash Course & Legal Clinic
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
6-8PM
Active Transportation Alliance Headquarters
9 West Hubbard, Suite 402, Chicago

Learn what to do after a bicycle related crash and get real life advice from crash support attorneys. Participants will have an opportunity to privately meet with crash support attorneys to talk about the status of any pending cases or insurance claims. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Active Trans’ Crash Support Program, visit: http://www.activetrans.org/crashsupport

Facebook event listing:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132688133497357

Plus, take note of the crash support resources always available for bicycle crash victims as well as the FAQ for what to do after a crash.

Crash Support Group

If you’re looking for support and answers in the wake of a crash, join the Active Trans’ Crash Support Group.

The Crash Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. It’s free, confidential and facilitated by a trained professional. Come talk to others who have also been in a crash.

and

Crash Hotline

Call our hotline, 312-869-HELP (4357), to learn about your options. Whether your questions are related to legal, insurance or advocacy issues, we’re ready to help.

Horrific Accident…

Nathan Fasnacht sent this photo to us…


Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico(Monday June-2-2008) Seven competitors from yesterday cyclist race were severely injured after being hit by a drunk driver, one of them died and other three were hospitalized. The drunk driver was arrested after the rest of the participants tried to lynch him.

30 year old Alejandro Alvarez, from Brownsville,Texas, was pronounced dead on the scene, while Alejandro Salvador Tamez, 18, Juan Machaita, 38, and Guadalupe Martinez,, 16, were severely injured.

Cyclists were participating in a race from Matamoros to Bagdad Beach, when drunk driver Jesse Campos, a Brownsville, Texas resident, in his Ford Grand Marquis, license 659-FKF from Texas, impacted seven cyclists, even as they were being escorted by Local Transit Officials.

Source: Periodico El Bravo
Pictures: Fidelino Vera

Ride of Silence — May 21st

Our pal Elizabeth Adamczyk would like to remind everyone that the 2008 Ride of Silence is coming up on May 21st in a city near you!

Here’s a bit about the ride from the Ride of Silence website:

“On May 21, 2008, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves…

…The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.”

The Ride of Silence website has a feature to help you find a ride to participate in, organized by state or country. Take a look and see if there’s one nearby. If not, organize one yourself; the site offers plenty of tips on how to create a ride for your city!