We don’t have money to buy food, but we have money to buy gas to mow the lawn. Yeah, no, I can’t figure that one out either, and I’m supposed to be the one with brain damage… So while my legs are in good shape I’m going to take a break in the middle of creating this post to go buy gas for the lawn mower (the only ICE powered device currently owned by the the Poet household).
Up first a cyclist in NC is hit from behind. Bicyclist killed The cyclist was towing a bike trailer and wearing a glow-in-the-dark clown costume at the time of the wreck, and the driver has been charged in the death. The wreck took place before sundown on a road that ran roughly north-south and the cyclist was headed away from what little sun angle would have been in anyone’s eyes at the time of the wreck. IOW, there was nothing the driver could offer as an excuse for hitting the cyclist and he was arrested and charged by the LEO on station. Commendable! I just wish this was the norm rather than the exception. More Greenville Man Charged In Fatal Bicycle Accident
Updates on the condition of an Austin cyclist that was hit-and-run by a driver impaired by marijuana. Update On Injured Cyclist and Intoxicated Driver Here’s hoping the victim recovers and the driver never sees the outside again.
A NJ driver commits 4 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and gets 150 days in jail. Driver sentenced for striking four cyclists in April Given that he was already driving on a suspended license when he hit the cyclists, exactly how much good do they expect that suspension of his license to do?
An IN cyclist is hit. Bicyclist is struck by SUV on Ind. 933 Another SWCC where the cyclist “ran the red light” and got hit. Intersection protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
Another IN wreck. Bicyclist injured in hit-run accident The cyclist was hit from behind, and you can see in the pictures there was a red tail light installed and functioning on the bike. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, get the infrastructure right including making hit-and-run equivalent to DUI and DUI Homicide/Murder depending on if the victim lives or dies, to prevent.
A wreck in CA. Girl Riding Bike Hit by Car in Murrieta New paradigm in CA: Cyclist “lost control” just prior to wreck. I smell a new excuse to hit a cyclist from behind and escape punishment, the “new” SWSS. Anyway, hit-from-behind protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
Update on the wreck in Western WA where the weapon vehicle crossed 3 lanes of traffic to hit the cyclist head on on the opposite side of the road. Bicyclist killed on road was well-liked Everett artist Cyclist in the same condition as Generalissimo Francisco Franco, still dead. Still no news on why the driver went across 3 lanes of oncoming traffic to hit the cyclist and a power pole, one commenter wondered if the driver lost consciousness. More. Tacoma bicyclist killed in collision with pickup truck
From the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike, the cyclist hit from behind on a road that was on-again off-again legal for bikes was hit by a suspected drunk driver. Deputies: Driver who hit cyclist had alcohol smell It would have been nice to report this at the time of the wreck instead of a week later…
From the Great White North several links to a cyclist wreck. Carleton student identified as cycling crash victim and Cyclist killed after collision near Bronson and Holmwood also Cyclist killed on Bronson Avenue identified At this point it looks like the cyclist was hit riding salmon in the bike lane trying to get to a place to cross to the correct side of the road nearer her destination. That still leads to the question of what the motor vehicle was doing in the bike lane when she got hit. I’m going to place major blame on this one on the infrastructure because 1) not allowing for desire lines for cyclists (the cyclist wanted to go one way, the infrastructure was headed the opposite way) and 2) because even though the cyclist was riding salmon she was still in the bike lane and theoretically should not have had to worry about any vehicle larger than a cargo trike hitting her in her lane. She was hit at high speed by a car that should not have been in the bike lane. So, hit-from-behind protocols to avoid, and get the infrastructure right to prevent with major emphasis on the infrastructure.
Hit-and-run in an exotic location. Arrest after Larnaca hit and run You would think with most of the island’s road network being laid out by goats and people riding donkeys 3000 years ago that motor vehicles would be forced to move at a non-lethal speed. Since the mode of the wreck wasn’t mentioned I can’t say how to avoid, but then again how many readers of this blog are ever going to cycle in Cyprus?
Infrastructure! news from MS. Old Sardis Road renamed for fallen cyclist
Infrastructure of the Cultural Kind from Canuckistan. Make room for cyclists and stop the road rage So why is it the 7th-grader gets it and the “adults” don’t?
Infrastructure from Far West Canuckistan. Vancouver praised for its separated bike lanes Wahh, wahh! drivers have a hard time finding parking when infrastructure protecting cyclists from motorized death machines is in place…
Another Ghost Bike in Chicago. ‘Ghost bike’ memorial honors bicyclist in fatal crash This is for the cyclist that was hit by a semi trying to dodge a car door that had been opened suddenly in his path in the bike lane.
And those are all the links that gave me fits tonight.
Billed @$0.02, Opus