A partial Feed, but we have dead bicyclists

So far I only have the one search report (of four) in but it was a very deadly report. This one had a perfect signal to noise ratio, and every article was about a cyclist getting killed. Talk about your basic downer, there are days when I really hate my job. Welcome to one of them.

First up is an update and a coroner’s report on that left cross in Seattle. Bicyclist killed in collision identified The comments section is actually not too bad, which was a relief to my weary eyes.

Next we had a report on a wreck that I had read the comments to, but could not read the article when it was first sent to me, but now the article is readable. Hit-and-run victim was kind-hearted, hardworking The really hard thing was in the video, the little blinky light on the back of the bike, still weakly flashing to warn drivers that a bicycle was in front of them and to pass safely… with the back of the bike crushed almost to that little light. Hit-and-run, from behind. What can you do, besides install video cameras front and rear on your bike? Watch behind, check your six and make sure it’s clear, and watch your shadow from the headlights. If your shadow moves right then you are OK, but if your shadow doesn’t move, or moves left then dive for the ditch, that driver is trying to hit you. The comments for this article are kinda sad, too. Way too many people just don’t understand the law, and don’t care.

And finally, we have the cyclist crossing the highway. It seems that the Single Witness Suicidal Swerve isn’t good enough, too many people were catching that what was said and the mechanics of the wreck didn’t match up, so now we have the Single Witness Crossing Cyclist, where the only surviving witness claims the cyclist was crossing the highway in front of them. Funny how many times this happens, when there isn’t an intersection nearby or any reason to go from one side of the road to the other, like a store or any kind of building. Unfortunately in this wreck all we really know is the cyclist was killed. Bicyclist killed on southwest Missouri highway There was no mention of what intersection the cyclist was crossing at, or any nearby landmarks that a cyclist would have stopped at and then crossed the road to go home, or crossed the road to get to. There’s just nothing in the report, and nothing makes me more suspicious than no information other than from a UK report. For those of you not familiar, UK reports are forbidden from giving the details about the actual wreck as it may influence a jury that might be called to a trial about the wreck.

OK that’s all I have for this report, I’ll post more if I get it.

Billed @$.02, Opus

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