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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Sydguy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:38 am

So sad, could have been me at least twice. Lucky I had the legs to accelerate and have near misses instead of hits.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Oxford » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:19 am

SMIDSY should be an automatic license cancellation and you have to retest to get it back IMO, no excuses.

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[QLD] Mareeba, unidentified male, 17/9

Postby CommuRider » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:21 am

What is going on in QLD?

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee ... 6140003487

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help identify a male cyclist who was killed after colliding with a vehicle in Mareeba, west of Cairns, on Saturday afternoon. At around 2.15pm the cyclist collided with a car on the Kennedy Highway near the Mines Road intersection. The cyclist, who died at the scene, is described as an older man, Caucasian in appearance, around 170cm tall, with a slim build and grey hair. He was wearing a light blue button up shirt, beige trousers, black and olive coloured sandals and had a blue bumbag around his waist.

He was also wearing silver-framed sunglasses, a Seilex brand analogue watch, a red bicycle helmet, a white baseball cap with “Southbank Parklands” emblazoned on it and was riding a silver and purple Colorado “Bushcruiser” mountain bike. Mareeba Police are urging anyone with information on the identity of the man to phone 4030 3300. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby dude18 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:49 pm

Geez... That's pretty scary stuff.
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[QLD] Male, Kenmore, 20s, 27/9

Postby CommuRider » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:52 pm

Not even less than two weeks, another QLDer from womble's thread.

http://m.brisbanetimes.com.au/queenslan ... 1kuxr.html

A cyclist has died after he was hit by a truck in Brisbane's west this afternoon. Police said the truck and bicycle, which were travelling in the same direction, collided on Moggill Road, Kenmore, about 1.20pm. An ambulance spokesman said the male cyclist, believed to be in his 20s, had died by the time paramedics arrived at the scene. In a statement issued this afternoon, police said the two in-bound lanes of Moggill Road had been diverted from Blacon Street but shortly before 5pm police said they had since been reopened.
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Re: [VIC] John Cornish, Brighton, 22 July

Postby CommuRider » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:54 pm

CommuRider wrote:http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/death-prompts-bike-groups-to-push-for-tougher-laws-20110725-1hx7l.html

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The van driver was released yesterday without charge after helping police. The State Coroner is investigating the accident.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/pro-cyclist-struck-and-killed-on-beach-road-20110723-1hugw.html?from=age_sb


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Re: [QLD] 66yo Wangaratta female, Dicky Beach, 7 September

Postby CommuRider » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:29 am

CommuRider wrote:http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2011/09/08/couples-holiday-ends-in-tragedy/

A VICTORIAN couple's holiday ended in tragedy yesterday with the death of a 66-year-old cyclist. The Wangaratta woman and her husband were enjoying the last days of a holiday at Dicky Beach when disaster struck about 3.30pm on Monday. The woman went for a bike ride and was struck by a car at Pelican Waters, on the roundabout at Pelican Waters Bvd and Sir Joseph Banks Dr.



The driver has been charged:

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/st ... an-waters/

A CALOUNDRA woman has been charged over a crash which killed a Victorian cyclist at Pelican Waters last month. The 31-year-old motorist will appear in court charged with dangerous driving causing death. The accident happened on a roundabout at Pelican Waters Blvd and Sir Joseph Banks Dr on September 6. Julie Quartermain, 66, and her husband Leon, of Wangaratta, were enjoying the last days of a holiday. Mrs Quartermain suffered critical injuries and died later that night. The driver was not injured in the crash. Witnesses told the Daily that at least one child was in the car at the time. Mrs Quartermain was the first cyclist to be killed on Sunshine Coast roads this year in a road toll which stands at 15. Police charged the woman on Monday. She will appear in Caloundra Magistrates Court on November 15.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Oxford » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:33 am

let me guess, she'll plead crying child in the car distracting her, rogue cyclist weaving all over the road erratically. sorry my cynical side is coming out.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Fresh » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:45 am

6 month suspended sentence. $500 fine. That'll be it.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:36 pm

Damn. Another one wasted :( I hope the poor hubby of this lady is OK.
Oxford wrote:let me guess, she'll plead crying child in the car distracting her, rogue cyclist weaving all over the road erratically. sorry my cynical side is coming out.

No reason to apologise for your failure to wear rose tinted glasses Ox.

Fresh wrote:6 month suspended sentence. $500 fine. That'll be it.

That much? Maybe the fine, she will be allowed to retain the license as she needs it to drive the kid to school 'cos it's too dangerous to walk or ride there with all the arrogant and incompetent people out there driving their kids to school...
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Livetoride » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:01 pm

Mulger bill wrote:I hope the poor hubby of this lady is OK.


+1

Mulger bill wrote: she will be allowed to retain the license as she needs it to drive the kid to school 'cos it's too dangerous to walk or ride there with all the arrogant and incompetent people out there driving their kids to school...

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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby zero » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:35 pm

Fresh wrote:6 month suspended sentence. $500 fine. That'll be it.


Unfortunately very likely. QLD max penalty for this is 3 years, unless there are very particular aggravating/prior factors.
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[VIC] 48yo male, Mordialloc, hit by a bus 18/11

Postby CommuRider » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:30 pm

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-n ... 6199390618

A CYCLIST is dead after he was hit by a bus in Melbourne’s south-east this afternoon. The 48-year-old Mordialloc man was killed when he collided with the bus on Warren Rd, Mordialloc, around 3.20pm. The bus driver, a 34-year-old Bentleigh man, stopped at the scene and is assisting police. Paramedics tried to revive the man but he died at the scene.Police do not expect to charge anyone over the incident. Investigators will prepare a report for the Coroner. The man’s death brings the state’s road toll to 251, one fewer than the same time last year.
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Re: [VIC] 48yo male, Mordialloc, hit by a bus 18/11

Postby Livetoride » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:34 pm

CommuRider wrote:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/motorbike-rider-cyclist-dead-in-separate-incidents-on-melbourne-roads-this-afternoon/story-fn7x8me2-1226199390618

A CYCLIST is dead after he was hit by a bus in Melbourne’s south-east this afternoon. The 48-year-old Mordialloc man was killed when he collided with the bus on Warren Rd, Mordialloc, around 3.20pm. The bus driver, a 34-year-old Bentleigh man, stopped at the scene and is assisting police. Paramedics tried to revive the man but he died at the scene.Police do not expect to charge anyone over the incident. Investigators will prepare a report for the Coroner. The man’s death brings the state’s road toll to 251, one fewer than the same time last year.


Is it me or is the wording there a bit off... he (the cyclist) collided with the bus.... surely it would have been the other way around...

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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby cp123 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:22 pm

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-c ... 1oglq.html


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/tandem ... 6215307756

A WOMAN is dead and her riding partner is fighting for life after their tandem bicycle hit a truck on the Mornington Peninsula.
The pair had been travelling near the intersection of Merricks and Stanleys roads, Merricks, when they collided with a truck at 2.30pm.
The dead rider is a woman in her 20s.
Her partner is expected to be flown to a Melbourne hospital by air ambulance.
Sen-Constable Melissa Seach told the Mornington Peninsula Leader that a truck hit the cyclists, :evil: with one dying at the scene.
Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Susannah Wilson told Leader the cyclists were on a tandem bike.


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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby CommuRider » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:52 pm

cp123 wrote:http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-cyclists-killed-as-truck-hits-tandem-20111206-1oglq.html


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/tandem ... 6215307756

A WOMAN is dead and her riding partner is fighting for life after their tandem bicycle hit a truck on the Mornington Peninsula.
The pair had been travelling near the intersection of Merricks and Stanleys roads, Merricks, when they collided with a truck at 2.30pm.
The dead rider is a woman in her 20s.
Her partner is expected to be flown to a Melbourne hospital by air ambulance.
Sen-Constable Melissa Seach told the Mornington Peninsula Leader that a truck hit the cyclists, :evil: with one dying at the scene.
Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Susannah Wilson told Leader the cyclists were on a tandem bike.


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RIP

The other one just died too. (though wish they got their facts right! The Age is showing a slight change from what you've posted)

One cyclist, believed to be the man, died before paramedics arrived at the scene, while the woman suffered critical injuries.


Is that intersection pretty busy? Because I don't see tandem riders as speed-freaks much.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby il padrone » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:11 pm

CommuRider wrote:Is that intersection pretty busy? Because I don't see tandem riders as speed-freaks much.

Awkward angle with both roads having a downhill stretch that begins 200-300m before the intersection. Tandems can easily build up a good head of steam on a descent.... much like a truck will. Merricks Rd is the through road, with clear speed restriction devices on Stanley Rd.

Someone made a tragic error and did not look fully, I'd suggest :cry:

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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:42 pm

RIP.
I also heard today that Qld's road toll in the last 35 days stands at 36. All current licence holders MUST be retested. This is getting pathetic! :evil:
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby il padrone » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:22 pm

More now. A head on, on double-lines, near a crest. :( :evil:
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:56 pm

:(

There's something seriously wrong with the way our roads are used and policed.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby KonaCommuter » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:08 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:RIP.
I also heard today that Qld's road toll in the last 35 days stands at 36. All current licence holders MUST be retested. This is getting pathetic! :evil:



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Many people that I talk to admit that they doubt they would pass a driving test if they had to take it again.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Oxford » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:14 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:
The 2nd Womble wrote:RIP.
I also heard today that Qld's road toll in the last 35 days stands at 36. All current licence holders MUST be retested. This is getting pathetic! :evil:



+1

Many people that I talk to admit that they doubt they would pass a driving test if they had to take it again.

my wife wouldn't, she cannot reverse park anymore. she will drive around until she can nose into a parking space even parking a long way from her destination to do so.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby ruscook » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:24 pm

Mulger bill wrote::(

There's something seriously wrong with the way our roads are used and policed.

Not wrong with the last point. I was commuting home on a TWay and then the M7 Cycleway yesterday. The TWay is in the middle of the east/west lanes, each of which are dual lanes, and themselves separated from businesses and houses by a service road on both sides (that starts and stops unfortunately). The limit here on this dual lane road with no direct frontage is 70kph - many other roads less safe and busier are 80kph or even 100. This road is 70 because it was built/upgrade in recent years after the nanny state kicked off and classed as a built up road (gee the Gt Western Hwy is 80 nearly all the way to Parramatta and it has houses directly on the road for about 6 suburbs). Because it's 70, it's an easy target and a hwy patrol was parked in the service road with laser/radar guns out pulling up speeding drivers oh, and there's NO school zones on this road either.

The second hwy patrol was in a layby on the M7 itself, this motorway is only 100kph all the ones it connects to are 110kph and as an outer ring road this one has NO traffic jams (well less tha 1 or 2 a month) and considerably less traffic then the roads that head into Sydney so it flows freely.

Why weren't they near school zones, or on dangerous roads single lane roads, roads with blind crests, or just driving around to make their presence seen and felt?

Because cops are people and people can be lazy and this was an easy way to get some numbers...Nothing to do with road safety at all :roll:

The funny thing is it's illegal to ride the TWay but I do it as I have NEVER seen more than 1 bus going in my direction (and by definition NO other traffic). If I can I wait a minute or 2 for that bus to pass and then ride a lovely, empty and therefore safe smooth road out to the cycleway. Shame it's not legal to ride safely.
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby ruscook » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:25 pm

Oxford wrote:
KonaCommuter wrote:
The 2nd Womble wrote:RIP.
I also heard today that Qld's road toll in the last 35 days stands at 36. All current licence holders MUST be retested. This is getting pathetic! :evil:



+1

Many people that I talk to admit that they doubt they would pass a driving test if they had to take it again.

my wife wouldn't, she cannot reverse park anymore. she will drive around until she can nose into a parking space even parking a long way from her destination to do so.

Well due to some ahum indescretions in my youth, and the getting a motorbike licence, I've done the test 3 times, and passed FIRST time each time. It generally means I know what rules I'm breaking :wink:
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Re: 2011 Cyclist fatalities

Postby Oxford » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:50 pm

ruscook wrote:...
Well due to some ahum indescretions in my youth, and the getting a motorbike licence, I've done the test 3 times, and passed FIRST time each time. It generally means I know what rules I'm breaking :wink:

yep just retested to get moto license this year, instructor gave me the obligatory 6 hours even though he said I really didn't need it (DOT apparently like to see a minimum 5 hours on the forms, so 3x6hr lessons it was). car license test was 27 years ago, passed first time, tester was amazed that I reversed parked first try in one move. again the instructor gave me lessons just to learn what to do to pass the test and be safe on the road. I'd been driving cars for about 5 years (off road on private land) so had no shortage of driving skills as such, just needed to know how to apply them legally to the road. :wink:

I reckon I would have no trouble passing a driving test now. certainly no trouble passing the written exam. most people would struggle with both I bet.
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