Another Cyclist Killed

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dbacklover
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Found this over at urbanvelo.org

http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com/blog/2010/7/23/charleston-cycling-advocate-injured.html

it seems strange to me that within 24 hours they were able to say it was the cyclist fault and not the driver’s even though they never got a chance to talk to the cyclist before he died.


salty
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That is terrible.

Anyone who has ridden a bike knows what likely *really* happened here. In any case, isn’t it the overtaking vehicle’s responsibility to avoid the vehicle they are overtaking?

As I was making the left onto Beeler last night, a car gunned its engine and roared by me on the left before we even finished the turn. It was a cop – well at least he gave me a decent margin… Just the kind of dumb crap that happens every day, until that one time the driver f*s it up and kills you. Oops… of course I meant until that one time you ride into the side of the car and kill yourself – what was I thinking?


salty
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While I was looking for more information on the Swinburne accident, I came across another fatal accident in Florida this morning. The story is all too familiar:

“The 27-year-old driver was making a left turn and apparently didn’t see Collins. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/29/1752293/leroy-collins-jr-veterans-chief.html


Lyle
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It’s absolutely ridiculous that “I didn’t see him” is any kind of defense unless it’s nighttime and he wasn’t lit.


dwillen
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Marko82
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Dan, sorry to hear about your friend.


dbacklover
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this is getting out of control. I realize that since it is summer there are more people riding but it seems like everyday I hear about another cyclist getting tagged. saw a rider almost get creamed by a burgundy suv on penn in town while I was waiting for the bus. I thought the guy was going to get off his bike and throw it thru the windshield.

I don’t know about you but I get pretty tense just getting on my bike

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