Daily Archives: March 30, 2009

Evening update

A couple more reports came in this evening, one from FL and one from the UK, both updates on wrecks previously reported here.

From FL, Ft. Lauderdale comes more information on a SWCC. Lauderdale police ID bicyclist killed on Commercial Boulevard I can’t understand how LEO that would never accept the word of someone alone in a room with a body and a smoking gun would turn around and take as gospel the word of the only surviving witness in a wreck that contradicts the physical evidence. I have had no access to the physical evidence, so I can’t say that is what happened in this case. But I have seen it happen before.

And from the UK the cyclist that was killed in front of a pub was named. Dead cyclist named From the earlier reports on this wreck locals are blaming this on a bad stretch of road with the speed limit set too high for the sightlines. I will concede to local knowledge.

And that’s all for today. more later.

Billed @$.02, Opus


Not much to write about today

There wasn’t much useful in the Feed this morning. There was some good news, some bad news and some news that was just news.

The good news was the arrest of a driver who killed a cyclist in Ohio. Man charged in death of bicyclist The visibility at the time of the wreck was reported as around 10 feet, and the cyclist was hit at about 50 MPH in a 50 speed limit. In other words the driver was an idiot who insisted on trying to drive the speed limit when conditions were abysmal. In this case stupidity should be a capital crime.

From Jolly Olde is our bad story, and it isn’t even that bad, as a kid gets hit and slightly hurt. Boy cyclist hurt in Lowestoft crash I’m glad he wasn’t hurt worse than he was, but I’m sorry he was hurt at all.

and in the “just news” category is my report to examiner.com on the goings on in the TX Lege. Legislation report 03/30/09 Things are not looking good for the vulnerable road users bills.

That’s all I have this morning.

Billed @$02, Opus