Follow up story on Denver bicyclist paralyzed in car crash awarded $52.5 million — one of the largest jury verdicts in Colorado historySubmitted by 303cycling on February 28th, 2019
From The Denver PostBy Andrew Kenney Crash involved two cars, including one driven by a Labor Finders worker, which was a key element in the case Gary Suydam was struck by two cars and paralyzed on Jan. 27, 2017, asRead More
From DenveriteBy Andrew Kenney The police officer’s report lays it out — the mundane mistake of one driver, the apparent cruel impatience of another, all within seconds. Lisa Suydam waited just before 5 p.m. on a warm winter Friday, wonderingRead More
Cyclists, if you’re ever involved with a collision with a car, here are some tips from Megan Hottman, The Cyclist Lawyer, on what to do. Read more
This week, Alyssa and Haley talk to Megan Hottman, the Colorado lawyer who specializes in cases involving cyclists. Read more
A driver in Michigan faces five counts of second-degree murder for his role in a car-bike collision that killed five cyclists and injured four. The driver, who was high on painkillers and muscle relaxers, is also charged with reckless driving causing death. Read more
Cyclist John Kirby was riding in the bike lane in Parker, Colorado in November 2017 when he was hit and killed by an alleged distracted Cyclist John Kirby was riding in the bike lane in Parker, Colorado in November 2017 when he was hit and killed by an alleged distracted driver.
According to the arrest affidavit, the driver became distracted when she “looked down to push the off button on the vehicle’s stereo,” to turn off an incoming call. That’s when she veered into the bike lane hitting Kirby. Read more
Megan Hottma, Cyclist Lawyer, shares this short video on being a Bike Ambassador. Read more
At one point or another we’ve all uttered some version of this sentence: “I wasn’t hit, but I was harassed, yelled at, honked at, buzzed, menaced, or otherwise threatened.” But what can you do?
The truth is, being harassed, buzzed (passed so closely from behind, that the hair stands up on your arm and neck), yelled at, incessantly honked at, had objects thrown at you (beer bottles and fireworks among the most common), or any other variety of these types of behaviors, is REALLY, REALLY SCARY to a cyclist out riding their bike. Read more