2013 Cycling Fatalities

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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby zero » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:33 am

crazyjose wrote:

I concur, a great fun loving bloke, loved life and his family, always said g'day at the Mont and Scott, and always asked about my bikes, never came first or last, but
gave the race thing ago for the fun of it and being with mates. Known him for over 20 years as a workmate, my sincerest condolences to your family, RIP bloke.


Sounds like most of us that ride the endurance races for fun - really sad to hear about this one.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 am

Reports on Adelaide radio this morning that a 69 yo cyclist who was in a collision on Sunday has passed away. Sorry, no more info than that. :(
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:45 am

Not good at all.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:48 am

:( I HATE seeing the "new posts" flag on this thread.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:35 pm

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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:41 pm

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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:49 pm

A truly shocking incident in Brisbane today. The arterials in Carindale would see a truck with a deployed stabaliser bar do more severe damage on almost any given road if left for any period whilst moving. I sincerely hope this arm did deploy accidentally.
RIP to the cyclist and Kat's and my thoughts are with both families tonight.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:17 pm

My condolences to the cyclists family. What a tragic way to go.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby briztoon » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Looking for details on news services and can not find anything.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby InTheWoods » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:28 pm

Oh no :( Condolences to family&friends.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:49 pm

Oh crap, another one :cry:

Stay safe siblings.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:45 pm

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2013/10 ... carindale/

Courier Mail writing their story now. I was just interviewed but I don't have any info other than eye witness reports :(
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:47 pm

Bloody hell :shock: My condolences to the family and friends.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:57 pm

Holy bananas, thoughts & prayers with the family tonight :(
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:22 am

^ +1 to the above comments
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby brett.hooker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:26 am

Wow... That area of old Cleveland road has pretty good shoulders for cyclists to enjoy... So sad to hear... What on earth can we do to keep ourselves safe... Would like to hear the official report once it comes out...
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:43 am

Pretty much dedicated cycleways everywhere.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Gordonhooker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:45 am

That is terrible news our love and thoughts go out to the family and friends of the lady may she rest in peace.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby winstonw » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:12 am

I heard a quick news flash about a cyclist killed, around 6.30pm last night on commercial tele. Googled and there was nothing.
Very sad to hear about this...and even more glum about the terminology used by the police to describe the event.

"... the woman, who was cycling along Old Cleveland Road, came into contact with part of the truck causing her to fall from her bicycle."

The implication being the cyclist hit the truck, and not the other way around.

Pretty obvious bias stops them from writing it this way:
"....a truck, traveling along Old Cleveland Road, came into contact with a cyclist...."
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:43 am

Another call from the CM just now. Nobody is even sure what kind of truck it was. Container Swing Lift? Crane?
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby dungee » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:57 am

I drove past the incident last night, this is very sad and hit home a bit as this is on my cycle route home. I will be riding home this evening but think I may take an alternate road tonight. It's just too sad to comprehend.

The accident happened at a pinch point where a traffic island encroaches on the shoulder, forcing you to ride on the lane. This may have had no bearing on this accident however as the reports in the news say that the stabilizer deployed as the truck entered Old Cleveland Rd from Creek Rd. I can only imagine that the stabilizer was sticking out a fair way? The truck that was at the scene was a semi trailer with precast concrete and an on-board crane. Hence the need for the stabilizers.

There are about 4 such pinch points on this road which otherwise has a wide shoulder.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby trailgumby » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:22 pm

Poor woman. Sympathies to her family and friends.

Those choke points give me the frights. There's one on my commute thru Kirribilli but fortunately there's enough of a gap to filter between it and the kerb. Not zo on many others and im forced to change lanes. They're a serious hazard for cyclists in a lot of places.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:36 pm

RIP to the poor lady. :cry:

This is so sad - my thoughts are with her family and friends. I cannot imagine how devastated they must be.
winstonw wrote:Very sad to hear about this...and even more glum about the terminology used by the police to describe the event.

"... the woman, who was cycling along Old Cleveland Road, came into contact with part of the truck causing her to fall from her bicycle."

The implication being the cyclist hit the truck, and not the other way around.


That seems like they've already prejudged the incident and apportioned blame to the cyclist. :x
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:12 pm

No blame has been attributed but it's just the way they do their formal wording when reporting incidents. Having attended my fair share of media/press conferences involving police matters it can seem weird at times and a lot of stuff you see in the news are snippits of the media release and during questioning. An example of the weird wording is the typical car vs train/level crossing incidents in where boomgates/train(s) has come into contact with a vehicle.
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Re: 2013 Cycling Fatalities

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Another more detailed report expected in the CM any moment. Hopefully more appropriate language is used 2nd time around. The young lady that alerted me to the accident was interviewed about an hour ago. She drove past as the truck driver was administering CPR.
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