Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weekly Carnage:

It's been a while since I last posted. On my ride today I saw something that gave me the excuse to steal a topic from another blog. Here's my tongue-in-cheek version, with maybe a bad sense of humor.

The Weekly Carnage

Fatal crashes: 1 (1 pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run)
Crashes: 2
Property damage: 1

Someone's property was damaged when the pedal fell off the bike. The pedal looks like it has suffered damage earlier and now just broke totally. The axle may be in working condition, and the owner will be able to continue cycling. Wearing shoes with thick soles recommended.

These two cyclists had their own private demolition derby. Or maybe they were pizza delivery guys working for competing companies and the competition got physical. Both bikes were on the same street, but I could not see where the collision/fight happened. There was no blood stains on the road or any other signs of a crash.
This pedestrian was killed while crossing the bikeway at an unmarked crossing. The other party is not known. Most likely it was a bicycle, as this happened on a bikeway with heavy traffic. The fact that the pedestrian did not have hi-viz clothes or blinking lights did not help the rider detect him.

The two bikes looked like someone had thrown out while cleaning the garage. Most likely there was a metal junk collection on that street soon. 

The story of a real life pedestrian is shocking. She got 36 months, and the driver got 6 months?

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