Cyclist dies after collision with truck

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by admin, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. admin

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    Hi guys i just got this emailed to me.... &gt;:(<br /><br />
     
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  2. Lazarus-g

    Lazarus-g New Member

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    $*!~ 337 people killed on one road.<br /><br />Is that a local road near where you live ? because I'm curious what kind of road it is. a drag racers' paradise or just a dark country road with lots of sharp turns that catch people out. Is the any information as to what exactly happened.<br /><br />This story brings to mind the time I was waitng at a crossroads, I cycled to the front of the queue and pulled up alongside a car as I always do.<br />I was waiting patiently when the car directly across the road from me stuck his nose out to far, unfortunately he pulled out in front of a lorry.<br />The lorry hit the front of the car and virtually ripped it off whilst pushing the car sideways, to exactly the spot I would have been if I'd been on that side of the road.<br />From that day I've never pulled alongside a car at a junction, I now wait just behind his back wheel and when he goes I either follow him or take up an agressive position at the junction which doesn't allow room for a car to pull up alongside.<br /><br />It's just a thought because whilst you might not be doing anything wrong, one small mistake by somebody else can have dire consequences.<br /><br />Laz
     
  3. admin

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    337 is the road toll for the whole state.......It is usually other peoples mistakes you end up paying for
     
  4. admin

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    <br /><br />Sound slike another murder to me :(
     
  5. Lazarus-g

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    Ah my mistake thanks for setting me straight.<br /><br />Lazarus goes off :-[<br /><br /><br />Has any driver ever been found guilty of murdering a cyclist ? or at the least manslaughter.
     
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    [quote author=Lazarus-g link=board=8;threadid=2585;start=0#22202 date=1036530368]<br />Has any driver ever been found guilty of murdering a cyclist ? or at the least manslaughter.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />probably not
     
  7. Chris_L

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    [quote author=Lazarus-g link=board=8;threadid=2585;start=0#22202 date=1036530368]<br />Has any driver ever been found guilty of murdering a cyclist ? or at the least manslaughter.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />There was a case in Chicago last year. The guy got 45 years for killing a cyclist. We desperately need a decision like that in this country - pronto.
     
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