The Danville accident was one of three that have taken place locally in the last month between vehicles and bikes. Also in San Ramon, a 14-year-old California High School student was crossing San Ramon Valley Boulevard on her bicycle when she was hit by a minivan and seriously injured.
The San Ramon Valley has an extensive Street Smarts program aimed at children, teens and adults to make everyone super aware of the dangers of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists sharing the streets and sidewalks. The plan is to distribute bike safety information to every student in the district before school lets out. But adults must remember that dangers are real and accidents happen - even to police officers and trained bus drivers. No matter who is at fault, of course, the bike rider is most at risk.
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