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While every accident is different, all accidents have something in common
Here at Accident Data Center, we read every day about accidents nationwide. We learn about where and how they happen, about the factors that contribute to them, and about the people who are involved. Despite their differences, all serious accidents have one thing in common - they tear people's lives apart in an instant.
In 2017, the city received a $250,000 grant to create protected bicycle lanes, for a total of $500,000 to upgrade its bike lanes — which should be enough for 25 miles of protected lanes.
Bicyclists share the road safely with vehicles and also have their own trails to get to recreational rides as well as work. However, when a car and a bicycle get into a crash, the cyclist is much more likely to incur serious injury or death than the driver.
Bellingham has introduced measures to strengthen awareness of vehicle drivers on how to share the roads with bikes, but in a car versus bike accident, it's nearly always the cyclist who is more injured.
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