Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Postby gclark8 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:55 am

An elderly man has died after a runaway trailer pinned him against a fence in Sydney's south-west yesterday.

Police say the 81-year-old was pushing his bicycle along the footpath on Elizabeth Drive at Ashcroft about 1:30pm (AEST) when a box trailer detached from a passing four-wheel drive.

See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-31/r ... 27/2863666
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Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Postby zozza » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:56 pm

You just never know, RIP old dude... :-(
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Re: Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Postby scotto » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:15 pm

indeed.
still, 81 years and on the bike still beats a stroke, nursing home and dirty nappies.
oh to be "so lucky"...
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Re: Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:43 pm

Damn, what a way for yer number to come up. :(
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Postby Eberbachl » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:45 pm

RIP Old Timer. I just hope he was gone before he knew what hit him.

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Re: Runaway trailer kills cyclist

Postby ruscook » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:51 pm

So sad. I just hope it wasn't neglect on the part of the for trailor owner
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