Cluster of bike-car crashes has Bike Cleveland pressing for stricter enforcement of traffic laws |

Biking advocates are sounding the alarm about a rash of car-bike crashes in Greater Cleveland. Rachael Stentz-Baugher signals to turn on East Fourth Street in downtown Cleveland in this photo from mid-May, when she was participating in a Bike to Work Day. (Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A rash of crashes involving bicyclists and cars has the advocacy group Bike Cleveland pushing for more public awareness to make streets safer for cyclists and drivers both.
Bike Cleveland said there were at least eight car-bike collisions in June, with cyclists reporting injuries ranging from a chipped tooth and road rash to a concussion and broken pelvis. In early May, an accident killed a 36-year-old Garfield Heights mother of five.
As an organization that advocates for safer streets for people on bicycles, the cluster of crashes is alarming, Bike Cleveland Executive Director Jacob VanSickle said.

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