Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Well, I’m back, and the Feed

I was delayed getting out this morning and got to the hearing too late to enter, so I didn’t get to testify. Sorry, I dropped the ball on this one.

Up first is more information about the SWSS in Houston. Teen killed while riding his bike in NW Harris County The story has been changed to have the cyclist “darting” from the center turn lane instead of the shoulder, which does account better for the damages visible from the crime scene photographs. Still hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, still get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A horrifying report from AL. Third cyclist killed near Springhill Avenue in two weeks (updated) Only one of those cyclists was killed with a motor vehicle, the latest. The latest is a SWCC but there may have been a visibility issue due to the time of day, shortly before sunset. If the cyclist actually was crossing the road then intersection protocols apply, otherwise hit-from-behind. Infrastructure to prevent.

Another cyclist killed in the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike. UPDATE: Bicyclist dies after Sarasota crash Wednesday SWCC wreck, somebody ran the red and the only one left alive is the killer. Intersection protocols to avoid or to reduce damages, get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Only injuries from this FL wreck, so far. Cyclist Hit By Car on Rickenbacker Causeway Nothing about the mode of the wreck nor a precise location thereof.

A cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver in NC had illegal levels of alcohol and drugs in his blood. Cyclist killed in hit-and-run had cocaine, alcohol in his system Regardless, the driver still hit 2 cyclists and left the scene.

Police pursuing a cyclist resembling a burglary suspect manage to hit and injure a total of 3 people, including the cyclist. Officers, cyclist injured in accident involving police cruiser Nothing the cyclist could have done to avoid this wreck as it appears the cops lost their minds trying to get to the cyclist and hit parked cars and a building besides running over the cyclist. No word on if the cyclist was actually the burglar, or just wearing similar clothing. Given the state this took place in a comparison to the Keystone Kops is appropriate. (PA is also known as The Keystone State.)

A MI cyclist is killed by a driver that had already been involved in a hit-and-run. Police identify bicyclist killed by driver allegedly fleeing from another crash in Flint The narrative suggests this was a hit-from-behind wreck that human cyclists would not have been able to avoid. I’m not sure physical infrastructure that did not have a large barrier protecting it would have helped, and as the driver was already drunk and fleeing a hit-and-run legal infrastructure would not have been too helpful either.

A CO wreck caused by bad infrastructure and poor judgment. CSU student remains in critical condition after Fort Collins bike crash involving hit-and-run driver Had the driver remained at the scene the cyclist would have been at fault, but because she left the driver is now facing a felony charge. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

The big story from CA is the filing of charges against a hit-and-run driver that tried to lie about having the car when she got caught. Daughter of LAPD officer charged in fatal Gardena hit-and-run and Woman pleads not guilty to hit-and-run charges in bicyclist’s death

Update on the death of a SF CA cyclist. Go Round and Round: Muni’s Reaction to a Preventable Death Reveals its True Self The guard that would have resulted in minor injuries rather than a painful slow death is now required to be in place before the bus leaves the garage.

More on another CA cyclist killed in a right hook. Minivan hits cyclist at onramp Intersection protocols still applies to avoid or reduce damages, get the infrastructure right to prevent.

A CA cyclist is left-crossed by a police car, LEO are quick to blame the cyclist who found his right of way violated. Cyclist crashes into San Bernardino police car Intersection protocols, and infrastructure. And a clue-by-four applied to the foreheads of the cops investigating this case.

Another link to the cyclist hit head on by a Tesla S going the wrong way in the bike lane (the car, not the cyclist). 40-Year Old Cyclist Killed By Motorist on Cell Phone lilith was there to add (her?) 2 bits as well.

A cyclist is hit-from-behind in Canuckistan. Cyclist killed in collision near Altona According to the Mounties the cyclist could have been riding with more light in back but it wasn’t mentioned that the lights were not of legal intensity. Anyway, protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Specifically for places where the 400-series roads are the only way to get from place to place there needs to be a parallel bike path to let cyclists get there as well, and live to tell the tale.

I don’t know if this report from the Great White North is about an actual e-assist bicycle, or an electric scooter. E-bike rider in serious condition after collision Canadian laws use the same term to describe an e-assist bicycle and an electric moped scooter. It’s very annoying. The wreck appears to be a hit-from-behind from the narrative, so protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Another bike wreck in the Great White North. Cyclist struck and killed on County Road 7 north of Guelph Another hit-from-behind, apparently drivers in Canada need better access to vision care or night-vision goggles because they don’t seem to be able to avoid running human-sized objects over at night. Protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, infrastructure to prevent.

Infrastructure! news from the UK. New segregated cycle routes for London announced, the day after another cyclist death Yep putting down a bit of blue paint and calling it a “superhighway” really didn’t work too well at keeping cyclists alive, did it?

Lifestyle from ME. Friends help support injured Rockland cyclist

A UK anti-cyclist troll does a bad job of it. Off yer bikes! Cyclists are a menace to society — and self-righteous to boot

And those are all the bicycle links that gave me fits today. I’m hoping tomorrow will be lighter.

Billed @€0.02, Opus