Detectives at the Seattle Department of Transportation are investigating whether poor signage and road design are to blame for a fatal bike accident.

Seattle Officials Question Bike Path Safety After Fatal Bike Accident| Seattle Bicycle Accident Attormey


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9/26/2011
Andrew Kim
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Last week, popular Seattle coffeehouse manager Brain Fairbrother suffered fatal injuries in a bike accident in the Eastlake neighborhood of the city. The 50-year-old man, who had worked at Espresso Vivace for two decades, apparently crashed his bike after descending down a flight of stairs on his bike instead of turning onto a bike path.

 

While the Seattle Department of Transportation claims that they have never received complaints about the spot where the crash occurred - a point near Fairview Avenue North in which cyclists travel from a pedestrian bridge to a bike path that runs along the west side of the street - many bike safety advocates and local cycling groups say that the spot is poorly marked and dangerous. Some are going as far as claiming that the poor street design of the pedestrian bridge, road, and bike path caused the deadly crash.

Detectives at the Seattle Police Department are continuing an investigation of the Washington bike accident - both to ascertain what caused the crash and to collect more information regarding whether or not signage is needed to make the area safer for cyclists.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a Seattle bike accident? Even if a car was not involved in the crash, you should understand that some cyclist accidents are caused by poor road design and that you may deserve compensation for a possible Wrongful Death claim. Learn more from Seattle Bike Accident Attorney Andrew Kim.  Call 425-289-1990 or 1-800-636-3676



Category: Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents


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