2016 Cycling fatalities

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby caneye » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:27 pm

biker jk wrote:
geoff_tewierik wrote:Last night on the Sunshine Coast.

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Some more details from Channel 9 News. The driver's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. He fled the scene and was found 2km down the road. It was a white ute. He was also charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle due to an incident with another cyclist half an hour earlier. if this despicable human being doesn't go to gaol for at least five years it will be another example of injustice.



i was reading some FB posts and i realised that the cyclist involved was Steve Smalls. the designer/creator of the WURKSTAND.

http://noosatoday.com.au/stories/2016-0 ... ist-death/

http://wurkstand.com/


a bit late ... but RIP.

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Postby redsonic » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:30 pm

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Postby eldavo » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:39 pm

I guess this is part of Police identifying the situation, but the way it sounds like it would matter one way or the other? Pinch of salt media quotes self reminder.
"We don't believe from the items he had on him he was doing it for any fundraiser or anything like that," Trooper Wingate said.

"We just believe he was out for a leisure ride."

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Postby BianchiCam » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:48 pm

Do we need to justify our own deaths now?
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby Bunged Knee » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:54 am

Cyclist dies after colliding with truck on Ryrie st Geelong this morning.

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Police believed the man aged 40s, was hit after attempting to move across the road at 8.20am.
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby cp123 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:08 pm

dragged a block???? :shock: :(

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:57 pm

Bunged Knee wrote:Police believed the man aged 40s, was hit after attempting to move across the road at 8.20am.

And the source of this belief would be?

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby outnabike » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:30 pm

What I hate is that they always add " the truck driver was unhurt" or not injured etc. Hell ,an 8 ton truck runs over a bike and we have to know the trucky is unharmed.
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby cp123 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:07 pm

I read something today in one of the papers that this geelong cyclist appeared to be riding down the road the wrong way? has anyone heard any further info?

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby Patt0 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:14 am

1/3 of accidents in QLD this morning involved cyclists according to the is site.

https://www.tow.com.au/towing-news

Not yet substantiated, but it looks like one at beaudesert was fatal.

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby redsonic » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:52 am

Patt0 wrote:1/3 of accidents in QLD this morning involved cyclists according to the is site.

https://www.tow.com.au/towing-news

Not yet substantiated, but it looks like one at beaudesert was fatal.

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"Bike" could include motorbikes too.

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Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:13 pm

'He shouldn't have died': community mourns death of Ballina cyclist Hans Battaerd
The death of a cyclist struck by a car on the way home from a morning ride in Ballina has left the cycling community in mourning.

Hans Battaerd, 59, was riding north along the Pacific Highway on Wednesday morning when he was hit by a Mitsubishi Outlander near the Tamarind Drive overpass, police said.

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Postby biker jk » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:30 pm

find_bruce wrote:'He shouldn't have died': community mourns death of Ballina cyclist Hans Battaerd
The death of a cyclist struck by a car on the way home from a morning ride in Ballina has left the cycling community in mourning.

Hans Battaerd, 59, was riding north along the Pacific Highway on Wednesday morning when he was hit by a Mitsubishi Outlander near the Tamarind Drive overpass, police said.

Rest in peace brother


Very sad indeed. Rest in peace.

Hit from behind by an 81-year old driver.

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:57 am

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-car-c ... tdguy.html

Another horrible one. 33 year old lady killed.

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Postby warthog1 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:12 am

biker jk wrote:
Very sad indeed. Rest in peace.

Hit from behind by an 81-year old driver.


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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby rogan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:11 pm

g-boaf wrote:http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-car-collide-on-mona-vale-road-at-pymble-20161218-gtdguy.html

Another horrible one. 33 year old lady killed.


Awful.

I hear, from someone who knows the victim and others in the bunch, the motorist was turning right off Mona Vale Rd, across the path of the descending bunch, which was strung out. Two riders passed ahead of the right turner, which has then proceeded... I suppose we will see what the coroner says.

My thoughts are with family and friends of this rider.
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby Apple » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:26 pm

Very dangerous part of the road. Rest in peace. :cry: :cry:
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:50 pm

Driver has been charged with respect to the collision mentioned above:

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/man-charged-o ... thoos.html

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby trailgumby » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:34 pm

It would be nice if the dangerous driving charge is successfully made out.

However, I think it will be challenging to do so based on the links to the offense provisions provided by @find_bruce elsewhere, and I'm glad they've got the negligence charge in there as a backup. Hopefully the police have some evidence up their sleeve that has not been made public that will help.

Not the kind of entertainment I was looking forward to over the coming year or more. :(

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby Bunged Knee » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:46 pm

On NYE, in Darwin another cyclist died in hit and run.

From NT News.com,au

The ever-intensifying police search for two suspects in a fatal New Year’s Eve hit-and-run continued Tuesday.
Dozens of police searched Darwin’s suburbs for a blue 2010 Toyota Aurion which witnesses say struck and killed 46-year-old Jason McCormick.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Henrys said the 34-year-old man was arrested near the Capricornia Hotel in Fannie Bay late Tuesday.
He has been charged with recklessly endangering serious harm; driving a vehicle in a dangerous manner; and driving a motor vehicle while disqualified.
The man was remanded to appear in the Darwin Local Court on Thursday.
The car, which was reportedly speeding along Winnellie Rd at the time of the crash, struck Mr McCormick after he had fallen off his bike.
Friends say he was riding a short distance home after a drinks at the Winnellie Hotel.


Vale to the last cyclist fatality for the year`16.
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby cp123 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:29 pm

NT police have arrested 2 mongrels now. http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern- ... af83cdf1f9


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Re: 2016-03-15 Port Pirie Truck vs group of four

Postby Thoglette » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:22 pm

Thoglette wrote:Cyclist killed when truck and riders collide at Port Pirie
ABC News wrote:A cyclist has been killed in a collision between a truck and a group of riders on the outskirts of Port Pirie in South Australia's mid-north.

SA truck driver should face maximum penalty over fatal crash with cyclists, court told
Khama Reid ABC News wrote:A truck driver who was under the influence of drugs when he ploughed into a group of cyclists near Port Pirie in South Australia has apologised to the family of the man he killed.

Sean Anthony Daley, 49, of Two Wells killed cyclist Steve Eberhardt in the collision almost a year ago, and seriously injured two others.

During sentencing submissions, the court heard 13 victim impact statements from family and friends of the man killed and those injured
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Ms Eberhardt asked the court for the maximum penalty, to send a "clear and concise" message to the trucking industry that the use of drugs to meet demanding delivery deadlines needed to stop.
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby cp123 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:06 pm

aaaaghhhh. I know it's probably lawyer speak but gawd I hate passive voice disowning the actions. :evil: :evil:

Daley sat slumped in the dock during the victim impact statements, and was breathing deeply and at one point appeared to wipe tears.

He read part of a statement to the family, but said he was not able to read the whole thing.

"I am sincerely sorry for the pain and suffering I have caused," he said.

"Every day I think about the horrible images of that day ... that a man has passed away."

He said no words could do his sorrow justice, and he would live with the guilt of his actions for the rest of his life.

how about...

I am sincerely sorry for what I did. Every day I think about what I did. that I killed a man. Sorry will never be enough and I will live with my actions for the rest of my life.

You drove with drugs in your system. You probably were distracted or affected at the time you hit those cyclists in broad daylight. Own it dude. :evil:

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:12 pm

Further report of the sentencing hearing

Truck driver who killed cyclist was overworked, South Australia court hears

More playing the victim from the driver's lawyer - it's all the transport company's fault he was taking amphetamines & recording fake log book entries. Funnily enough his timesheets were accurate or he wouldn't get paid enough.

The reason transport companies can pull that sort of crap is because people like Sean Daley are willing to do so for their own reward. Yes the company deserves to be punished, but that doesn't reduce the drivers culpability.
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