I just got off the phone with the CSR at Lowe’s trying to find out what happened to my AC that I bought Wednesday for Thursday delivery, only to find out Thursday was 9/19! The receipt plainly says “Next Day Delivery”, and I was told I would get my AC between 1800 and 2000 yesterday at the cash register. This after I had to traipse all over town because I was paying with actual cash because they couldn’t figure out how to manage the money. Hellooo! It’s all the same company, figure it out, do a store-to-store transfer or something, but don’t make a cash customer have to spend hours in the heat going from one store to the other because nobody has the foggiest notion of what to do with pictures of dead presidents on green pieces of paper (well peach now for the $20 bill). And just how upset I am can be divined by the fact that I named names for the company involved. Lowe’s you really dropped the ball on this one.
Up first is the gentle slap on the wrist given to an habitual traffic offender that killed a cyclist in the most deadliest sate in the US to walk or ride a bicycle. Key Biscayne musician gets 12 years in prison for cyclist’s death and Brother Of Man Who Killed Cyclist Breaks Down And Refuses To Testify At Sentencing Hearing also Judge Gives Driver Who Killed Cyclist 12 Years In Prison not done yet Carlos Bertonatti Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For DUI Hit-And-Run On Rickenbacker Causeway more Judge Sentences Carlos Bertonatti to 12 Years in Prison in Fatal DUI Hit-And-Run Crash With Cyclist and last link Man who struck, killed cyclist sentenced to 12 years Why couldn’t someone “feel threatened” by this guy before the hearing and save the state of FL the costs of feeding him for the next 12 years?
Another cycling injury in the most deadliest stat in the US… Boy riding bike hit by car in New Smyrna Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. The Street View of the scene shows a quiet residential street that would be a 20 km/hr speed limit under the Dutch infrastructure rules (notice the Dead End sign on the street the cyclist came from), but was 35 MPH (or about 70% fatal to cyclists and pedestrians) as you can see from the speed limit sign.
The Bertonatti story should make this guy feel lucky. Driver sentenced for striking bicyclist in Lawrenceville This was the guy that rammed the cyclist from behind and crushed him against a parked car or 3 before trying to drive off with the bike caught in the weapon vehicle’s bodywork, while DUI for the fifth time.
Hit-and-run in AL. Person Injured Riding Bike on the Circle Mid-block wreck location, maybe hit-from-behind? Protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And as part of that confiscate and shred all weapon vehicles involved in hit-and-run.
A serious wreck in IL and there seems to be an “I” missing from the driver description in the headline. IDOT Truck Driver Injured Pregnant Divvy Rider on Augusta Last Week Yeah, bad pun, no cookie. This is another case of a cyclist caught by a stale green and a driver failing to pay attention to what was in the street in front of him. Infrastructure! And you have to able to depend on drivers not running you over as soon as the light changes.
Drunk operation of a vehicle seems to be today’s theme, as a CA cyclist has charges dismissed for DUI in the death of a pedestrian. Woman who fatally struck man with bicycle won’t face charges From what little I can get out of CA on this the cyclist tested below the legal limit for DUI, and the pedestrian may have caused the collision. Still, don’t drink and bike, and DON’T HIT THE PEDESTRIANS!
More on the CARnage wreaked in far West Canuckistan over the weekend. Two dead on Vancouver roads Still next to nothing on the bike wreck but now we know the cyclist was “pinned”. And the crime scene picture shows the bike apparently stuck in the side of the truck as it made a right turn, so possible right hook? It will probably end up as another “I didn’t see him” wreck blamed on the huge blind spot to the right and front of the conventional cab tractor.
Truck drivers in the UK are starting to take heat for the fact that so many dead cyclists are the result of getting hit from behind by semis. RHA out to improve cyclist/haulier relations Less than 4% of the vehicles caused 27% of the fatal wrecks, with the percentage in London about 70%. Yep there’s something wrong all right, and it isn’t always the cyclist’s fault, especially the hit-from-behind wrecks.
Infrastructure! news from the Windy City. Cyclist killed in Old Town could get honorary street
And I got a phone call as I was composing the post that the AC would be here by 1600. Yay!
Those are all the links that gave me fits today.
Billed @€0.02, Opus