Congressmans wife kills a cyclist

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by Echinacea, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Echinacea

    Echinacea New Member

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    I heard on the news the other day some Congressmans wife hit and killed a cyclist while making a turn. She said the sun was in her eyes and she didnt see him. The police said no charges were to be filed.

    I bet if I did that and the congressmans wife was on the bike they would lock me up and throw away the keys.

    Regardless of driving conditions a driver is responsible for driving in a safe manner. If she couldnt see than she needed to pull over. What if it were a pedestrian and not a biker? I think people end up thinking bikers deserve it for being in the road.
     
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  2. Echinacea

    Echinacea New Member

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    heres the link:

    http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/10/13ky/met-front-heatherm1014-5593.html
     
  3. jgerard

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    Hmmm... if you can't see well enough to drive, should you be driving fast enough to kill someone? Sounds like negligence to me.

    In fact, next time I:
    - Get a speeding ticket.
    - Run a red light
    - Run a stop sign
    - Or kill someone.

    Maybe, I'll just say "the sun was in my eyes"

    :(


     
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