We often write about how seriously bicyclists can be injured when they are hit by vehicles. That’s because a person on a bike is no match for an automobile. Along those same lines, pedestrians who are hit by bicyclists can also be left seriously injured because of the speed at which bicycles travel.
An accident that occurred in Sacramento last spring is an example of this. A woman was on a sidewalk near Capitol and 15th and was struck from behind by a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk. Now the woman is filing a lawsuit against the city, charging that its rules are putting pedestrians at risk.