2017 Cycling fatalities

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Thoglette » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:18 pm

BianchiCam wrote:Centre of car hit so either the rider was riding central or the driver veered to the left at point if impact.
'Distraction' anyone?

Two probable scenarios
1. Driver following car ahead. Both in left lane. First car changes lanes to pass cyclist, second driver is too close behind (and has mind in neutral) and drives straight over the cyclist.
2. Driver following car ahead. Both in right lane. Second driver thinks first driver is going too slowly (perhaps backed off while passing) and decides to pass in the left lane. But now too close to see whether there's traffic in the left lane (or just DGAF) and drives straight over the cyclist.
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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby uart » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:22 pm

BianchiCam wrote:Centre of car hit so either the rider was riding central or the driver veered to the left at point if impact.
'Distraction' anyone?


Well this article from the The Age http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/cycli ... 022q4.html says that the driver is (was) in custody. I haven't heard anything else relating to this so I'm not sure, but that could mean there was something more than just the usual "whoops I didn't see him" involved. Does anyone have any more info on exactly what is going on with the driver and the police at the moment?
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the driver of the car, a 23-year-old Gisborne woman, was in custody.

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby warthog1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:31 pm

A top young bloke from Bendigo was run down and killed today. :( :( :cry:
Cycled with him quite a few times. Always friendly and positive and a few times offered a wheel and a tow to an old bloke about to be dropped.

https://www.facebook.com/CyclingAustral ... =3&theater

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Bunged Knee » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:00 pm

ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Duck! » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:11 am

warthog1 wrote:A top young bloke from Bendigo was run down and killed today. :( :( :cry:
Cycled with him quite a few times. Always friendly and positive and a few times offered a wheel and a tow to an old bloke about to be dropped.

https://www.facebook.com/CyclingAustral ... =3&theater

Quite a kick in the guts to come home and see this in my Farcebook feed. I didn't know him that well, but we'd crossed paths quite a bit in HPV and MTB events over the years and he was always A Thoroughly Good Bloke.

One of those weeks one would rather forget, this follows the passing of a young bloke (16) from the MTB club I'm in, and occasional customer, in a motorbike accident last weekend.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby warthog1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:41 am

Duck! wrote:
warthog1 wrote:A top young bloke from Bendigo was run down and killed today. :( :( :cry:
Cycled with him quite a few times. Always friendly and positive and a few times offered a wheel and a tow to an old bloke about to be dropped.

https://www.facebook.com/CyclingAustral ... =3&theater

Quite a kick in the guts to come home and see this in my Farcebook feed. I didn't know him that well, but we'd crossed paths quite a bit in HPV and MTB events over the years and he was always A Thoroughly Good Bloke.

One of those weeks one would rather forget, this follows the passing of a young bloke (16) from the MTB club I'm in, and occasional customer, in a motorbike accident last weekend.


It appears the driver just hasn't seen him and there is no shoulder on that part of the road in a 100km/h zone.
A 20 year old female P plater.
I hope she wasn't distracted by technology.

Yeah I've watched Jason growing in ability and as a person just cycling in the local bunch over the 6 years I've been here.
He was not a close friend but I knew him.
Makes it a lot more personal.
Sorry to hear about the young bloke from your MTB club :(

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby biker jk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:05 pm

biker jk wrote:
Scott_C wrote:And a second fatality today, this time in Eastern Sydney.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclist-dies- ... zklf9.html


The Frenchman killed worked as a food delivery courier. Investigations are continuing into his death and no one has been charged as yet.


A 49-year old man has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death. He is due to face Downing Centre Court on April 18.

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby antigee » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:39 pm

https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/w ... -collision

text reproduced below as think vicpolicenews does some sort of disappear up its own archive after a couple of weeks

Friday, 27 April 2018 12:48
A 24-year-old woman was charged this morning in relation to a fatal collision in Macedon late last year.

A cyclist was travelling along Black Forest Drive near Blackwood Road when he was allegedly struck from behind about 9.25am on 10 December.

The male rider was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he died later that day.

The New Gisborne woman has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving and failing to keep in lane.

She has been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 30 April.

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:03 pm

Scott_C wrote:There was also this fatality from Adelaide:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... 52e787cc62

62 year old cyclist struck by a car travelling in the same direction on the 22nd of October in Salisbury Park died a week later in hospital. 19 year old driver of the car charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving with a BAC of 0.091.

How the F... do you already have a disqualified license at 19 years old and then choose to high range drink drive?


https://www.news.com.au/national/south- ... b78b6e3697 The driver appeared in court the other day. Pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, but is fighting some of the other charges (not clear what - it'd be a pretty open and shut case that he was drunk and disqualified).

news.com.au wrote:A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving over a crash that killed a cyclist in Salisbury Plains last year.

Garang Akech Luk, 19, entered his plea in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Thursday, but his lawyer said he will contest one of the aggravated features of the charge.

Luk’s car collided with a cyclist as they were both travelling along Saints Rd near Willochra Rd in October last year.

The cyclist, a 62-year-old Salisbury man, sustained serious head injuries and was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

He died in hospital a week later.

Luk’s bail was continued and he will appear in the District Court for arraignment in July.

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