New Ken fatality (single vehicle crash)

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Lyle
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erok
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ugh. does anyone know that area?


salty
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EDIT: nevermind, i see someone started another thread about the guy in Brady’s Run Park… bad weekend :(


Lyle
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You can almost see it with Google StreetView.

I’ve been through there a few times, not my favorite stretch of road but pretty much the same as every other strip-mall hell.

This is the “you don’t have to get hit by a car to smack your head on the ground” accident that helmet advocates cite, and the “stay away from road-edge hazards” accident that everyone cites. The police called it a freak accident, but sadly, it’s not all that freakish.

But we don’t know WHY this guy was hugging the curb — maybe he got brushed or right-hooked, or maybe he was trying to filter past stopped cars… It’s pretty busy at 5:30 pm, I can’t believe that nobody witnessed the actual fall and stopped right away. I’ll bet somebody is saying “man, I saw that guy fall and didn’t think to stop and see if he was hurt.”

I wish we could get newspaper reporters (and police) to ask the right questions.


rsprake
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They don’t state if he was heading straight for the curb or if he was riding parallel to it. It’s a very busy stretch in the suburbs where people in cars have no patience and think that everyone is in their way.


erok
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i was wondering the same thing lyle

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