Berkeley police handled at least 8 crashes in June that ended in accidents to pedestrians or cyclists, in keeping with preliminary statistics acquired by Berkeleyside. In one of those crashes, a 24-year-old Berkeley guy on a motorcycle was killed.
That includes five harm crashes where drivers struck pedestrians and 3 related to cyclists. Berkeleyside placed them on an interactive map.* Orange markers at the map above show pedestrian damage crashes. Blue markers show collisions involving cyclists. Berkeleyside additionally mapped the thirteen automobile crashes that led to injuries to motorists (purple and yellow markers).
At least twelve different collisions from the month, which may additionally or might not have involved accidents, are nonetheless pending, so Berkeleyside could not assessment them.
In January, there had been a predicted 30 injury crashes: 19 involved pedestrians and 11 involved cyclists. In February, there were 24: 14 with pedestrians and 10 with cyclists. In March, there had been at the least thirteen damage crashes: 9 where drivers struck pedestrians and 4 regarding cyclists. In April, there had been 17: 11 related to pedestrians and six involving cyclists. In May, there had been 18: thirteen harm crashes in which drivers struck pedestrians and 5 involving cyclists.
One of the cyclist-concerned crashes in June came about all through daytime, at the same time as the opposite passed off after dark. Of the pedestrian-involved crashes, four befell throughout the day and one befell at night.
Last 12 months in June there had been 22 injury crashes that concerned pedestrians or cyclists, according to BPD facts.
A number of readers have mentioned that human beings walk and bike in Berkeley at a whole lot higher rates than in lots of other cities, meaning it’s actually safer to get round in Berkeley despite the fact that raw numbers for harm crashes can also once in a while be higher than those some other place.
Berkeleyside has additionally requested the town whether or not it’s viable to get records associated with damage severity on a monthly foundation. Stay tuned for updates.
All that is recognized right now is that BPD’s Fatal Accident Investigation Team has been called out at least seven instances in 2019. In 2018, the team turned into referred to as out at least 4 instances. Currently, the branch does not the music one’s deployments.
Want to dig deeper into site visitors safety facts? Check out those sources.
The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (California Highway Patrol)
A new interactive website is known as Street Story (UC Berkeley’s SafeTREC)
Transportation Injury Mapping System (additionally SafeTREC)
* Please word: BPD stated its list can be incomplete because now not all the reports are done and because some of the incidents are tracked one by one. Bicycle crashes could probably contain constant objects or the roadway in preference to automobiles.
This past week I stopped the automobile at a crosswalk whilst pedestrians and a bicyclist were crossing in front of me. A center aged female that become in the back of me in a more modern searching automobile honked at me for preventing, and then swerved round me to pass and drove via the crosswalk even as the pedestrians have been nevertheless inside the crosswalk so she could get to the next purple light earlier than me. There are too many narcissistic self-absorbed humans riding in Berkeley. People that intentionally blow thru crosswalks with pedestrians in them should lose their riding privileges.
That being stated, the incorporation of eccentric hamstring exercises with routine schooling has been discovered to extensively reduce the frequency of accidents to the hamstring. Previous literature suggests that once there is an imbalance (>20% side-to-side deficit) among eccentric hamstrings and concentric quadriceps energy for the duration of isokinetic checking out there is a 4-fold boom in danger ratio of hamstring damage. An inadequate eccentric ability of the hamstring muscular tissues to offset the concentric action of the quadriceps throughout the terminal swing phase or gait/jogging is an idea to bring about this multiplied damage hazard (three). There is also proof that eccentric education can bring about a shift in top pressure improvement to longer muscle lengths. As usually, clinicians must be careful when enforcing an eccentric training software because of delayed onset of muscle soreness which may additionally have an impact on affected person compliance. Progressive loading and depth are therefore encouraged.