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Not seen any mention of this on the site.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/cycli ... 31fhy.html
Anybody know exactly what happened? As a regular user of that route, I'm a bit shocked that it could have happened - there but for the grace of God and all that. Can only imagine the cyclists were haring down the hill, as we all do, and were simply not seen by the driver until too late. Tragic.
Driver didnt reverse, came out nose first. Blind corner very tight. Bad for both parties. Both riders were hugging the fog line rather than out toward the centre line. No one really to blame, just very unfortunate.
The driver is being charged with fail to give way but I dont expect it will get far given the circumstances.
Just down from the Kalorama General store on a bend you will see small yellow markings on the road. Check it out for yourselves and you'll see what I mean.
I was going down that hill from Skyhigh at 9:30am on Sat and then returned back up. A lot of riders around on Sat morning and its terrible to think whilst I was riding in the area someone died in an accident. My thoughts are with his family and its a wakeup call for me. I've always felt pretty safe up there with the number of riders around but accidents can happen with the worst possible consequence with the speed you can gain going down the mountain.
https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=kalor ... toria&z=18
I cycled past it on Saturday, the driveway is really steep and cut into the hill so there's no way anybody could easily see the traffic without edging out a little bit. It's also on a really bad, blind corner so it seems like whoever was pulling out must have clipped the cyclist coming round the corner. There's yellow marks painted on the road where it happened, there was also a pic of the two mangled bikes in the local free paper this week in the Dandenongs, the wheel of one of the bikes is utterly destroyed.
I saw the spot on Sat also and whilst I have riden past the spot many times before I only just appreciated how bad it is. I don't know how the residents live with such a dangerous blind corner. Just a tragic accident and its made me seriously think about how I normally fly down those hills in the Dandenong's.
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