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Archive: Bike Law Louisiana

University Student Attacked on Bike New Orleans
Charlie Thomas Oct 25, 2017

A motorist driving a gray Dodge Durango SUV attacked a University of New Orleans student, Timothy Walls, who was riding his bicycle home from class.

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Charlie Thomas Aug 23, 2017

Please help us find the driver of the dark-colored, four-door sedan that hit and paralyzed Omar Hindi in New Orleans on August 7, 2017

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St Charles New Orleans Bike Lane
Charlie Thomas Mar 30, 2017

Proper bicycle crash reporting from responding police officers is critical for bicycle accident cases and for crash data reporting.

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Charlie Thomas Sep 29, 2016

Please help us find the driver of the vehicle who struck and seriously injured our friend and client, Michelle Phillips on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The vehicle appears to be a white Toyota Solara convertible with a tan top that ran a stop sign at Esplanade Avenue and Crete Street in New Orleans. As shown in […]

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Charlie Thomas Sep 23, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: 9/28/16: Rebekah Abernathy’s hit and run driver has been identified and arrested. Michael Foley confessed to committing the crime in his 2007 Dodge. We understand that he was driving on a suspended license. Thanks to everyone who called with tips and sightings of the car. We’ll post updates with the criminal case as they […]

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Louisiana VRU Law Defeated Today
Charlie Thomas Jun 02, 2016

*** 2d UPDATE, June 5, 2016, noon *** A cyclist emailed Havard to ask him to change his anti-bike position; Havard responded.  His parents not only taught Havard “not to play in the road,” they apparently taught him when you are in a hole, keep on diggin’! We invite you to let him know how […]

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Charlie Thomas Mar 14, 2016

Iain Gerrard would have finished his 1,500 mile bike tour with a fun, slow-paced ride through the French Quarter, but sadly, the opportunity was taken from him. His parents, William and Jean Gerrard, are coming to New Orleans to experience the bike ride that their son was never able to finish. On Sunday, March 20, […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 18, 2016

Dooring crashes.  You know the danger if you live in any U.S. or Canadian city where older roads have been retrofitted with bike lanes. Those bike facilities are often shoehorned into the space next to car parking. When car passengers open their door without looking, they can hit passing bikers. Here’s how Daniel Flanzig, a […]

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Mike Dayton Jan 20, 2016

The parents of 23-year-old Canadian bicyclist Iain Gerrard heard the words no parents ever want to hear: “Your son is dead.” On July 14, 2014, the Gerrards learned their son had been killed in Mississippi on a bike tour of the Deep South. Iain’s parents were devastated by the news. Their grief quickly turned to anger […]

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Charlie Thomas May 12, 2015

“How about I get out and f*** you up in front of your kid?,” says the person driving the car next to me. And a Happy Mother’s Day to you as well… Here’s what happened and here’s how I fought back. As someone who both drives a car and rides a bike, I consistently urge […]

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Charlie Thomas Feb 19, 2015

On one Tuesday each year, the streets are closed in New Orleans while parades roll. Mardi Gras Day showcases the krewes of Zulu and Rex, two of the oldest and most iconic parades, rolling down St. Charles Avenue. Not surprisingly, thick crowds turn out to watch Rex’s procession of hand-made floats (assembled this way since […]

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Charlie Thomas Jul 22, 2014

Many of us are now familiar with the bicycle accident that resulted in the death of bicyclist, Philip Geeck, on July 17, 2014. As a bicycle accident attorney, I wanted to understand how a bicyclist who apparently was following all traffic laws and pedaling in a protected bicycle lane could have been caught up and […]

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