As you might surmise from the headline I am upset about some things I have been reading in the media. Not going to mention specifics, but in spite of winning elections the programs I support don’t seem to be getting the legal status they should be getting. And every time I put my sandwich down the cat is right there trying to eat it. Those two facts are connected somehow but I’m missing where.
Up first is our big story, the driver that was so out of control in a wreck in ME that he knocked a house off its foundation after killing a cyclist and hitting a parked car is faced with a dozen criminal charges in the wreck. Driver in fatal Biddeford bicycle crash charged with manslaughter and Driver indicted on manslaughter in fatal bike crash Indicting is one thing, convicting is another one entirely.
A cyclist is left-crossed in VA. Cyclist injured after rush hour crash in Norfolk Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
Update on a horrendous wreck in the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bicycle. Student 3 times over the legal limit when he drove into bicyclist, killing him, police say The cyclist in this wreck had legal amounts of alcohol in his system, the driver was blotto. This might have contributed to the cyclist not reacting in time, but if I remember the crime scene pictures correctly the cyclist would only have been able to avoid the wreck if there had been no cars in the lane to his left.
A cyclist in CO gets squished badly when he makes a bad lane change. Fort Collins police investigating hit-and-run, cyclist injured As I wrote yesterday had the driver remained at the scene she would not be at fault for the wreck but because she left it became a felony. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.
A low-information report on an ID wreck. Cyclist injured after crash with pickup Aside from the facts that a wreck happened and the cyclist sustained minor injuries there is almost nothing in this report.
A rare UK wreck report. Cyclist crushed by lorry by Oxford Circus was just ‘inches from death’ Notice the cyclist was running 2 taillights on the bike with both active at the time of the wreck as shown in the picture that topped the link.
And Infrastructure! news from the UK plays Lanterne Rouge for today’s post. Overall cyclist casualties up 12 percent in latest DfT figures
And those are all the links that gave me fits today.
Billed @€0.02, Opus