2017 Cycling fatalities

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Scott_C » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:21 pm

Female cyclist in her 70's killed on Bass Highway in Leith, Tasmania (between Ulverstone and Devonport).

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-29/e ... ia/8853754
http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... db8d61d7c8

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Scott_C » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:12 pm

Male Cyclist in his 40's or 50's killed in a suspected hit and run in Wandina a southern suburb of Geraldton WA.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... 6ff15d4dc6

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:36 pm

:cry:
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Scott_C » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:42 pm

Male Cyclist 69, killed in Burns Beach WA when riding in the traffic lane for a short distance where construction works obstructed the road shoulder. What are the chances the Traffic Management Plan has nothing to say about cyclist safety?

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... 17b20b31bc

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby Tim » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:17 pm

Hit-run driver arrested over the death of an 18 year old cyclist in Buckley, Vic. yesterday.
Scant detail, I just heard of it on ABC Radio.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/37531088/vic-driver-charged-over-cyclist-death/
My sympathy to the youngster's family.

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Re: 2017 Cycling fatalities

Postby uart » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Scott_C wrote:Male Cyclist 69, killed in Burns Beach WA when riding in the traffic lane for a short distance where construction works obstructed the road shoulder. What are the chances the Traffic Management Plan has nothing to say about cyclist safety?

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... 17b20b31bc


"A 69-YEAR-OLD cyclist who collided with a car in Perth’s northern suburbs yesterday has died in hospital"

Why oh why is it always reported that the "cyclist collided", even if they are just going straight down the road and the car comes directly from behind and smacks into them? :evil:

This is something that seems to be very consistent with almost all main stream media reporting of cyclist accidents. Why is that?

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