I’m still fighting the grass pollen from my yard and the neighbor’s. My yard because how else are you going to get the grass to re-establish if you don’t let it seed, and I think my neighbors are thinking the same thing. I took 2 of my allergy pills that I’m allowed to take with this blood pressure medication last night and managed to get some rest, but my voice is still 5 miles of dry creekbed this morning. I’m on my second cup of coffee now and I’m getting something approaching my normal timbre back, but as soon as I run out of coffee it starts getting gravelly and hoarse again. I have a slight conundrum, if I take the allergy pill I can breathe through my nose, but I have to go back to bed because I get so sleepy I can’t stand up. So I can either be comfortable and groggy, or uncomfortable and sort of alert. I think I’m going to come down on the side of breathing.
Up first a CA cyclist is hit from behind while making a left turn. Wait, WHAT!? Teen Cyclist Suffers ‘Extensive’ Injuries in Collision With Motorist Yep, the cyclist was making a left turn from the left turn lane and was hit from behind by another left-turning vehicle. I see no way that this could be in any way the cyclist’s fault. The driver was either blind (because even though it was at night the presence or lack of lights was not mentioned which means there were lights on the bike) or impatient to the extreme. There was nothing a cyclist could have done to avoid this wreck, and getting the infrastructure right will only work if there can be something done about impatient drivers running over cyclists because they are slower than the driver wants to go.
A PA wreck report that begins and ends with a motorcycle hitting a cyclist. Cyclist killed in S. Phila. crash That all of the middle part, too. No location or direction of travel for either vehicle is given. More 2 Dead After Motorcycle And Bicycle Collide In South Philly Finally a little meat on the bones of this story, the bicyclist was riding on the cross street from the motorcyclist, and the motorcycle centerpunched the bicyclist. Nothing on who had the right of way because both victims died without regaining consciousness. Looking at the Google Street View the cyclist was on a one way street crossing a traffic-calmed boulevard when he was hit. There were bike lanes in both directions on the street the cyclist was crossing. There was a comment with one article that the road being crossed had a 25 MPH limit, and that speed was not high enough to kill both cyclists, the motorcyclist had to have been speeding.
Another report on the left-crossed cyclist in KS. Cyclist injured in on-campus car accident Nothing new here except that there was no way the driver could have avoided knowing there was a wreck from this description of it.
Another report on the sentencing of a killer driver in the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike, for 8 years in a row now. Driver gets 7 years in hit-run death of USF cancer researcher The cyclist was working to cure cancer, the driver was a cancer.
More on the cyclist killed riding salmon in the bike lane up in the Great White North. Woman killed in car-bicycle collision ‘the real deal’ It seems I’m not the only one blaming the infrastructure for this wreck, people that live near the scene said the same thing about it being almost impossible to get from one side of the street to the other.
An almost unheard of trial result in Jolly Olde. Driver jailed after cyclist killed on country road in Leicestershire The driver tried to pass in a section that was not safe to pass because of oncoming traffic that was also exceeding the speed limit. When he couldn’t make the pass he pulled over and hit the cyclist, killing him.
A cyclist runs a red and gets hit in Oz. Cyclist seriously injured after colliding with vehicle Intersection protocols to avoid, and get the freaking infrastructure right to prevent.
Infrastructure! news from the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bicycle. Sister of bike crash victim taking safety campaign to Sunrise
LifeStyle in TX. Friends Support Injured Bicyclist
And last link, it has now come forward that the cyclist shot in that mass murder in France was the first target, not the last. French Alps shootings: Cyclist shot BEFORE British family and THEY were witnesses, police believe and French cyclist ‘was prime target’ in Alps massacre also Cyclist was first Alps shooting victim more Was French cyclist the REAL target? Girl, seven, who survived Alps attack tells police he was killed before her family and from AlJazeera Cyclist ‘first to be shot’ in Alps attack Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice.
And those are all the links that gave me fits today.
Billed @$0.02, Opus