Two trucks and a motorcycle narrowly missed hitting cyclists near the Herndon Post Office and lumber yard because the drivers were distracted by the construction vehicles and signs. While the speed limit is only 25 mph in the vicinity of the 7-11 and the W&OD Trail, cars and trucks coming from Eldon Street are confronted with signs on both sides of the street, a new light configuration and heavy construction equipment at the lumber yard building project. Small bikes and riders coming from Reston are not easily seen as they head West. And, with the noise, dust and confusion, motorists are surprised when a cyclist comes across their path.
If you are riding or training on your bike in the area of the W&OD Trail, be careful. Distracted cars, trucks and motorcyclists are confronted by new traffic patterns, vehicles turning into the Post Office and out of the 7-11 gas station and bank. It is a busy and dangerous area next to the trail used by bikers, joggers, walkers, roller bladers and skate boarders. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident on or near the W&OD Trail, e-mail or call ABRAMS LANDAU (703-796-9555) today.