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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