Mobile app helps cyclists compile key facts in the event of a crash
Work & Lifestyle
The Bike Crash Kit app aims to make it easy for cyclists to accurately record all the information they need at the scene of a two-wheeled crash.
Much the way State Farm’s Pocket Agent app helps drivers deal with the aftermath of an auto accident, so a new counterpart from New York Bike Lawyers – Flanzig and Flanzig – helps bicyclists do much the same thing. Specifically, the firm’s new Bike Crash Kit app aims to make it easy for cyclists to accurately record all the information they need at the scene of a two-wheeled crash. Available for free for both Android and iPhone, the Bike Crash Kit is designed to help cyclists gather all the necessary data after a bicycle crash. Specifically, it prompts them to get the driver and vehicle owner’s name, insurance information, witness information, responding police officer’s name, report number, and precinct. Featuring utilities such as a camera, voice recorder, text notepad and drawing pad, it will also geo-tag the accident location, assist in taking photos of the accident scene and vehicles, record witness statements, and offer a sketch pad to diagram vehicle and cycle movement before and after the crash. If the accident involves a vehicle blocking a bike lane or was caused by a street defect such as a pothole, that underlying problem can also be documented using the app via photo or sketch. Finally, the app compiles crash data in an organized format that can be easily e-mailed to the police department or other relevant organizations. Included in the Bike Crash Kit app there are also a wealth of facts for cyclists to know both before and after a crash and a brief introduction to Flanzig and Flanzig, including a link to its website. Legal entrepreneurs in the rest of the cycling world: time to create something similar as a brand butler for your own potential clients? Spotted by: Murtaza Patel
18th September 2012