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2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby InTheWoods » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:44 am

A thread that we all hate, following on from last years thread :(

Initial report claims that the cyclist was salmoning :(
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/na ... 6566327017

And from Bristol (happened a couple of days ago):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-21225233
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Postby g-boaf » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:34 am

http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/killed-cyclist- ... 2dobg.html

Apparently yes, but early days yet. :(
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby familyguy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:31 am

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslo ... 6565898062

This is not far from my place. Anyone on the wrong side of the road coming down here is right in the LH wheel track of a car coming up the hill. What you cant see is the 400+m of downhill to reach this point, with a nice sweeping right as you drop down to this sharp left. A sad accident.

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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby sogood » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:45 am

familyguy wrote:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/cyclist-killed-in-fatal-collision-on-nioka-rd/story-fngr8hax-1226565898062

This is not far from my place. Anyone on the wrong side of the road coming down here is right in the LH wheel track of a car coming up the hill. What you cant see is the 400+m of downhill to reach this point, with a nice sweeping right as you drop down to this sharp left. A sad accident.

Another overseas visitor lost on local roads. A very silly and sad way to go.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:21 pm

Cyclist killed on Sydney motorway - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/brea ... 6579324903

A CYCLIST has died after he was hit by a four-wheel drive on a motorway in Sydney's west.

The fatal crash occurred just after 7.30 am (AEDT) on Saturday on the eastbound lane of the M4 at Emu Plains, a police spokesman told AAP.

The male cyclist died at the scene and the driver of the vehicle has been taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine test.

No further information was available




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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby InTheWoods » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:59 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:
Cyclist killed on Sydney motorway - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/brea ... 6579324903

A CYCLIST has died after he was hit by a four-wheel drive on a motorway in Sydney's west.

The fatal crash occurred just after 7.30 am (AEDT) on Saturday on the eastbound lane of the M4 at Emu Plains, a police spokesman told AAP.

The male cyclist died at the scene and the driver of the vehicle has been taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine test.

No further information was available




HIgh Fives all round at the Courier Mail no doubt


Maybe its different down there, but up here in the progressive land of qld (......) cyclists aren't allowed on motorways. Which is a pretty good idea...
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:35 pm

The M4 has a dedicated cycle way along it - the breakdown lane! It is signposted as such and there are warnings for cyclists to cross the on ramps and exits carefully. Yes, crossing traffic potentially moving at 110km/h.

and further out towards Lapstone and the like, there aren't many alternative options that are any safer.

I think the breakdown lane as a cycling lane needs a bit of rethink - and a proper separated alternative created.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby twizzle » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Re. Saturday's fatality : "It's a hell of a tragedy".
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby TraceyG » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:59 am

Regrettably another cyclist fatality in Victoria this morning.... http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/truck-crushes-cyclist-after-bike-fall-20130222-2evfk.html
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby TraceyG » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:43 pm

TraceyG wrote:Regrettably another cyclist fatality in Victoria this morning.... http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/truck-crushes-cyclist-after-bike-fall-20130222-2evfk.html


Updated article at http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/02/22/359824_news.html

According to the report the cyclist fell from his bike and was then hit by the truck.

I am heading to the Rotary Conference in Geelong tonight. It will be a very sad weekend all round.
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Postby TraceyG » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:32 pm

Home from conference where friends where on the charity ride as part of the support crew. The word from witnesses is that this was just a tragic accident and in now way the fault of the poor truck driver, road conditions or how the cyclist was riding. Had he fallen the opposite direction, he would have been fine. It was great to see the broader Rotary family reaching out to everyone, other riders, support crew etc., to support them through this terrible time.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby find_bruce » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:30 pm

il padrone wrote:A man has been killed while cycling along the Hume Freeway near Wallan (Vic). Collision with a bus :cry:

No idea of the circumstances, but very sad regardless. I am sure you will be surprised to hear that what passes for journalism felt the need to report "No one was injured on the bus" :roll:
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby il padrone » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:44 pm

Thanks for moving this to the correct thread, find_bruce :oops:


I think you'll find that the comment about the bus passengers is just a standard piece of reporting etiquette to confirm that all others involved are OK. People do often need to know this.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby il padrone » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:50 am

More about this sad incident here :(

THE North East highway patrol policeman struck and killed by a bus on Sunday afternoon was on his annual birthday bicycle ride from Benalla to Melbourne.
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Postby find_bruce » Thu May 02, 2013 11:13 am

WestcoastPete wrote:A cyclist has sadly been killed early this morning in Humpty Doo, just out of Darwin.

It looks like an eBike in the pictures. I know a guy out there who rides one regularly, but the person killed is a female. Very sad.

No details as to the circumstances, but sad all the same
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby InTheWoods » Sat May 11, 2013 1:25 pm

The cyclist, a woman in her 30s, died at the scene of a collision with a ute in Cairns on Saturday.
Police are investigating after the accident on the Captain Cook Highway at approximately 7.15am.
The the male driver of the ute being questioned.


http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/na ... 6639844871
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby stinhambo » Sat May 18, 2013 6:59 pm

InTheWoods wrote:
The cyclist, a woman in her 30s, died at the scene of a collision with a ute in Cairns on Saturday.
Police are investigating after the accident on the Captain Cook Highway at approximately 7.15am.
The the male driver of the ute being questioned.


http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/na ... 6639844871


I attended the memorial cycle for Tanya today and I've never seen so many cyclists in a single ride.

You can see the photos on the first story on this Facebook page -> http://www.facebook.com/Cardiac.Challenge

I hope we can use this as a platform to push for better cycle infrastructure in Cairns, particularly as we've just won the rights to host the 2014 and 2016 Mountain Bike World Cup.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby InTheWoods » Mon May 27, 2013 12:19 pm

Another one :(

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy has died after being struck by a school bus in Geelong this morning.
The bus was turning left in the suburb of Corio this morning when the boy was struck down, police said.
He had been on a bicycle and the bus had braked hard moments before the crash, a witness told 3AW.
Paramedics were called at 8.46am, but the child couldn't be revived, an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said.
The boy had been on his way to school at the Northern Bay College Wexford campus just a few hundred metres away from the accident scene.


http://www.news.com.au/national-news/vi ... 6651146774
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Wakatuki » Mon May 27, 2013 5:26 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Another one :(

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy has died after being struck by a school bus in Geelong this morning.
The bus was turning left in the suburb of Corio this morning when the boy was struck down, police said.
He had been on a bicycle and the bus had braked hard moments before the crash, a witness told 3AW.
Paramedics were called at 8.46am, but the child couldn't be revived, an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said.
The boy had been on his way to school at the Northern Bay College Wexford campus just a few hundred metres away from the accident scene.


http://www.news.com.au/national-news/vi ... 6651146774


Oh dear, I did not know we had a whole thread of terribleness! Deepest sympathies to all involved...

http://goo.gl/6yaXK another link to the same incident.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Mon May 27, 2013 5:48 pm

Eleven :cry:

My kids are well past that age but stories like this still twist a chainsaw into this parents guts.

All strength to his family.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Percrime » Mon May 27, 2013 6:04 pm

This one sounds entirely awful.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon May 27, 2013 6:09 pm

I had some (pardon my French) wonderful person cyclist ask me today why the ELEVEN YEAR OLD didn't claim the lane. HE WAS ELEVEN! How about (if he was hit whilst being overtaken which I do not know) DRIVERS PAY ATTENTION?!
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon May 27, 2013 6:11 pm

That toned down my sentiments rather well. :shock:
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Ozkaban » Mon May 27, 2013 6:14 pm

The second article seems to say he was crossing at a lights not riding along the road. The bus had a green light but they don't know if the boy had a walk signal or not. What isn't mentioned are details like if there was a green arrow, which would definitely mean a red for the boy or if there was no arrow, etc.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Red Rider » Mon May 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Prominent winery owner, Roger Hill, has died of health complications after a collision with a car while riding his bike in Cottesloe.


http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/region ... -accident/
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