Collisions

Information regarding collisions.

CASE LAW - Dhaliwal v Kakkar

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Dhaliwal v Kakkar arises from a car vs cycle collision on 116 Street in North Delta at the onset of night. Manjit Dhaliwal and a friend were riding bicycles northbound on 116 Street between 94 and 96 Avenues. Neither bicycle was equipped with a light. Sonia Kakkar was backing out of her driveway, did not see the cyclists and collided with Ms. Dhaliwal.

STUDY PROTOCOL - Measuring Levels of Cannabis, Alcohol and Other Substances in Injured Drivers

No Impaired DrivingThe background to this document states that: "As the prevalence of alcohol-impaired driving decreases, and as more jurisdictions decriminalize or legalize cannabis, it is increasingly important for policy makers to have accurate information on the prevalence and pattern of drug driving."

CASE LAW - Siegrist v Wiens

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Siegrist v Wiens takes place on Highway 1 near Canoe. 17 year old Kenton Wiens was driving a farm tractor pulling a hay wagon loaded with large round bales southbound. Helen Siegrist was following behind in a Nissan Sentra. When oncoming traffic cleared, Mrs. Siegrist attempted to pass Mr. Wiens.

CASE LAW - Rudrum v Crossley

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Rudrum v Crossley arises from a collision at the intersection of Havey Avenue and Cooper Road in Kelowna. Catharine Rudrum was driving westbound on Harvey Avenue intending to turn left to southbound on Cooper Road. Jonathan Crossley was driving eastbound on Harvey Avenue and moved from the leftmost lane to the center lane as he approached Cooper Road. When the semi truck ahead of him began to slow, he moved right again, entering the HOV lane in order to pass the semi.

Mistaking the Gas for the Brake

Brake and Gas PedalsHow can a driver mistake the gas for the brake? I could not rationalize this explanation after reading another news story where a driver in a parking lot had driven into a building with significant force. Surely the driver must have known that this was going to happen and could have prevented it.

PODCAST - Ben Bollinger vs ICBC

CyclistThis is a podcast from Steed Cycles in North Vancouver. It details a crash between a cycle ridden by Ben Bollinger and a car that ran a stop sign and struck him. It explains the injuries that he suffered and the "Enhanced Accident Benefits" that ICBC provided. He was part of the community voice that caused ICBC to stop billing uninsured, vulnerable road users for damages to the vehicle striking them.

RESEARCH - Avoiding the Dreaded Right Hook

CyclistThe dreaded Right Hook: Where a driver passes by on the cyclist's left and then makes a right hand turn, oblivious to the fact that the cyclist was there and had to be yielded to. A study by University of Toronto Engineering found that drivers often fail to adequately scan for non-motorists when they turn right at intersections. In fact, more than half of 19 participants aged between 35 and 54 years old were guilty of this.

CASE LAW - Steinebach v Skittrell

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Steinebach v Skittrell involves a collision between a car driven by Katherine Skittrell turning right over a bicycle lane to enter the Gables townhouse complex and Mark Steinebach, a cyclist who was using that bicycle lane. Ms. Skittrell should have been aware of Mr. Steinebach, as she had nearly collided with him in the intersection of Promotory Road and Teskey Way a short distance away.

VIDEO - Cannabis & Collisions: Dr. Jeff Brubaker

VideoWebinar hosted by the BC Injury Prevention Unit and conducted by Dr. Jeff Brubacher, Associate Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia. Unfortunately, the video sound is poor.

CASE LAW - Carrero v Park

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Carrero v Park takes place on North Road at the intersection with Rochester Street in Burnaby. Bobby Joe Carrero was riding his bicycle southbound on the sidewalk on the west side of North Road approaching the intersection. Na Young Park was driving southbound on North Road intending to make a right turn onto Rochester Street. Neither one saw the other as they approached the intersection.

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