The blogosphere is still spinning like mad after the prosecution dropped all charges against cyclist killer Michael Bryant and as a member of that group I’m none too happy myself. I mean just look at the tapes, Bryant was the initial aggressor. After being hit from behind with a deadly weapon, Sheppard picked himself up and went back to have a “discussion” with Bryant, whom at that time he didn’t know from Adam. OK Sheppard went back to the driver to beat the cr@p out of him for wrecking his sole source of income and major mode of transportation, but remember Bryant was the initial aggressor. Well, anyway, the links Porter: War on cyclists takes its toll and Michael Bryant walks, the cycling community rides, and a bad taste lingers more Darcy Sheppard the wrong kind of hero for bike advocates still more The joys and sorrows of cycling
Moving closer to WoaB World Headquarters in TX, a cyclist trying to make a left turn is hit and killed. Cyclist struck by car dies I can’t get a feel on this one which way the car that hit the cyclist was travelling. Susan Gerred, 50, was traveling west on Beltway South when she tried to make a U-turn to go south onto Bacacita Farms Road, police said. Since when is turning south from going west a U-turn? Google Street View of the wreck scene is here. Seems to be very good sight lines at this location, making a left turn shouldn’t have been a problem. I don’t know the speed limit on this stretch of road, but avoiding a cyclist should not have been an issue had the driver wanted to.
More criticism of media coverage of the VA SUV that went out of control and killed a cyclist on a bike path. Why stereotype victims in cycling accidents? LEO still haven’t identified the other cyclist hit in this wreck.
From Jolly Olde, the cyclist that apparently had a single vehicle wreck on a country road has been identified. Cyclist killed after coming off her bike named Still nothing on why she died.
Still in the UK we have another hit-and-run. Cyclist injured in hit and run in Thorpe Bay If you knowanything about this wreck the police would like to have a chat with you…
More UK, this time a hit-and-run. Cyclist injured in Warrington hit and run I find this part funny: A Cheshire police spokesman said: “It is possible the driver may not be aware the collision occurred. And I live in Buckingham Palace.
In Oz a cyclist was killed by a truck. Cyclist hit by truck among three road deaths I would include more detail, but that’s almost a direct quote of the article on the subject and pretty much all they said about the wreck. Another report, with a similar level of detail. Cyclist killed in crash with log truck
In Enn Zed another hit-and-run against a cyclist. Driver leaves after killing cyclist I call this a deliberate assault, if the driver hadn’t meant to hit the cyclist, why leave? The worst you can get would have just been a slap on the wrist… More Hit-and-run victim named
And that’s all the Feed for today.
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