August 18, 2008
The following article is found at the Daily Astorian website. You can see the full article here:
Pedaling into problems
Insurance costs and other hassles keep business owner from transporting via bike
By KARA HANSEN
The Daily Astorian
Kris Daehler had set the wheels in motion for a new form of transit in Astoria.
With a city permit in hand, […]
August 15, 2008
Ryan Hashagen appears to be contradicting himself again. He claims in the following article that the pedicab that Peter Dzioba was killed in was operating properly at the time of the accident. He also states the his pedicab drivers were not allowed to go down steep hills.
If Cascadia’s pedicab was up to the task of […]
August 14, 2008
Former and current pedicab riders working for Cascadia Cabs in Seattle, Washington have spoken out about the poor business practices, shoddy equipment, and lack of training that ultimately lead to the death of Peter Dzioba and hospitalization of Mary Dzioba on the 25 anniversary of their wedding. Coworkers of the pedicab driver, who was also […]
August 12, 2008
More “Googling” has lead me to comments posted on the seattlepi.com website. The article and its comments can be found here:
Posted by unregistered user at 8/8/08 1:40 p.m.
Cascadia cabs don’t prohibit or warn you of which hills to stay away from. Instead they incourage you to go where the customer requests and to […]
While hunting through all of the Google to find out more about the Seattle pedicab accident I came across the a very thoughtful Digg comment that Julie Perry put up.
Julie was injured in Fort Lauderdale Florida while she was a passenger on a pedicab. They were crossing an arched bridge and struck from behind by […]
This is a snip of an article taken from the Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog website. The entire article can be seen at the link below:
This does not bode well.
Seattle pedicab accident kills tourist
Posted On: August 8, 2008
The cause of the accident is being […]
This article taken from the Insurance Journal website. I am worried that insurance rates for pedicab companies will increase to the point of putting our industry out of business.
The article shifts blame away from the company for possibly operating equipment ill suited to the Seattle terrain, and toward the pedicab driver. It looks like the […]
August 11, 2008
These comments were found at an article on bikeportland.org talking about the Seattle accident and the fact that the same company is operating in Portland:
August 7th, 2008 15:00
I operate a cab for cascadia, and most of the Chinese cabs they run dont have a backup brake, just the band brake, which can be operated with […]
This is an article about Peter Dzioba, the man killed in the Seattle pedicab accident. This tragedy has devastated his community and family.
Peter Dzioba, Jeff Uribe, and Julie Perry, are all victims of pedicab accidents that could have been avoided. Proper training, ensuring that best practices are followed, and ensuring that the equipment used […]
August 8, 2008
Ryan Hashagen is quoted by reporters, talking about his safety procedures and instructions that he gives his drivers in the story below:
”Anniversary pedicab Ride turns fatal: Was hill too steep?”
Even though he isn’t required by Seattle officials to have liability insurance, Hashagen says his fleet is insured. He said drivers — who operate as […]
From the picture of the accident scene it appears that there were no hand brakes installed on the pedicab involved in the Seattle accident.
Another Seattle pedicab owner Douglas Benidetti, familiar with the pedicabs operated by Cascadia Cabs, is quoted this KOMO news video saying that the type of pedicab involved in the accident had no […]
August 7, 2008
The video linked below has some good eye witness reports about the accident
1 dead, 2 injured in car - pedicab collision:
This posting is taken from a comment section on the the Seattle PI website. Story and comments found here:
Posted by unregistered user at 8/7/08 1:52 a.m.
I also live on this corner. The witnesses I huddled with immediately after the accident said the people on the pedicab were screaming for their lives at the people […]
In the video below, the owner of Cascadia Cabs is reported as saying that the pedicab driver involved with this accident drove pedicabs in Austin Texas.
Story taken from :
SEATTLE - There were no mechanical problems with a Cascadia Cabs pedicab involved in a deadly collision with a minivan Wednesday in Seattle, says the owner of the company, who blames the driver for the crash.
Ryan Hashagen of Bellingham, the company’s owner, said the brakes of the three-wheeled touring vehicle were […]