OMG! There were so many insane people in the Infrastructure! part of the Feed today. Did you know that terrorists might ride bicycle bombs to the Israeli consulate if bike lanes are installed there? I don’t know what they would do that they couldn’t do much better with a truck full of explosives like has been used in every single terrorist attack not using aircraft in the US. NYC DOT Installs Controversial Bike Lanes On High-Traffic First And Second Avenues In Manhattan Nevermind that those “controversial” bike lanes had to go through a 3-year process of vetting through community boards and public hearings before being installed, they are being “rammed through” by the NYDoT.
Up first in the bike wrecks a Sioux Falls driver that was so drunk he passed out behind the wheel will have to spend no time behind bars for killing a cyclist. Driver admits guilt in cyclist’s death I think this was a sweetheart of a plea bargain for the driver, because his medications were mixed with alcohol and he was unconscious behind the wheel when he drove off the road and killed the cyclist. He will possibly have to serve a year for the DUI, but is getting probation on the homicide…
The death of the ride leader for Bike and Build who was hit in AL is being investigated as a homicide. State authorities investigating cyclist death in Alabama New evidence in the case has come from a driver that was following the killer driver, “Bobby Reynolds, who was driving behind Chandler and saw the accident, told police he saw the truck drift toward the white line at the shoulder and slam into Genco.” IOW to an outside observer it looked like he hit the cyclist on purpose. This bothers me but doesn’t surprize me.
Bouncing around the country, a VA bike ninja gets drunk and goes for a ride with predictable results. Bicyclist Killed On Rt. 50 Drunk with no lights at night (or drunk anytime) on a bicycle is a recipe for disaster. How to avoid this wreck should be self-evident.
A Tacoma WA rider is the victim of an assault. Injured bicyclist: ‘They could have killed me’ The weapon vehicle matched speed to the cyclist who was then attacked by passengers in the vehicle. This should be investigated and prosecuted as a terrorist act against cyclists to prevent future attacks.
Still in WA except on the other side of the Cascades, a cyclist injured in a hit-and-run dies in rehab. Spokane hit-run victim dies If the victim died as a result of complications from his injuries this just became a homicide case…
A SWCC/SWSS in NV has become a fatality. Teenage Bicyclist Who Hit NDOT Truck Dies I have a huge problem with believing any account where the main or only witness is the driver of the weapon vehicle, but this one is maybe not locked up but a “probable”. I find the witness somewhat believable. To avoid, signal lane changes and look before you change lanes.
Another SC cyclist assaulted with a motor vehicle. Bicyclist Injured In Hit-And-Run On Way To Work Wow, two vehicles passing at the same time, that’s really safe (not). And neither one stayed to check the rider to see if he was injured.
Moving on to the Great White North, a cyclist that literally stumbled upon military maneuvers on a bike trail finds getting paid for fixing his bike and medical expenses an extended exercise in patience. Fiorito: Wheels of justice slow for injured cyclist The cyclist was riding on a bike path when he ran into a squad of camouflaged soldiers hiding in the shadows. The story doesn’t say what happened to the soldiers he hit, but none of them had to take an ambulance ride to the hospital. What precisely the cyclist ran into is never spelled out in the article, but then that wasn’t the point, the point was that he ran into something the soldiers had set up and as a result he was injured and his bike busted, and now nobody will pay the judgement for his direct expenses from the incident. Never mind the pain and loss of income, he was just trying to get the bike fixed and the medical expenses paid, and still is 2 years later.
We had lots of links from the GWN. Guelph woman critical after Flamborough crash She was riding east and was hit by a car also going east, seems pretty cut-and-dried to me. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid.
Unknown mode of wreck seriusly injures a female cyclist near Montreal. Bike rider suffers serious head injuries in South Shore collision At the time the link was posted LEO had not released the details of the wreck, just the immediate consequences. From the picture it looks like hit-from-behind is a good possibility. The bike appears to be equipped with a rack and fenders and there is either a reflector or light on the rack. It’s hard to tell from the image quality but the back wheel looks to be buckled in a way that is consistent with a hit-from-behind wreck, so until more information is released WoaB will advise using that protocol to avoid a similar wreck.
Toronto cyclists are the subject of a police crackdown after a pedestrian is injured. Cyclists target of police crackdown I wonder is there a similar crackdown after a cyclist is injured by a driver breaking the law, or does that just happen in the rare instance of a cyclist causing injury?
A South African driver doesn’t think prison is appropriate for killing a cyclist. Driver ‘not jail material’ – lawyer I like the prosecutor’s take on the situation, “One’s own conduct determines whether you are prison material.” Kill a cyclist, go to jail. Has a bit of a ring to it, doesn’t it?
Last link, the driver that killed the Pro cyclist in Italy left-crossed the cyclists, brushing one and killing the other. Driver faces charge on star cyclist Carly Hibberd’s death The first cyclist had enough room but only barely, Hibberd did not and died from it. What’s really sad is that the coach for the cyclist was also the coach for the previous Australian cyclist killed in Europe.
And that’s all I have for you today.
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