Outrageously bright "my pencil is bigger than yours" front lights are a dime a dozen, I have been unsuccessful in finding a light suitable to make be highly visible from behind. What I want (apart from low cost and ready recharging) is a flashing light with a very VERY high intesity over a WIDE angle, not just a super bright 1 degree beam that never ppoints exactly to the driver approaching me. Say, 15 degrees or more and a few degrees in elevation
Is there such a beast?
PS Look at htis one. A bloke run over, apparently from behind, IN A LOW SPEED CEMETARY! If a rider can be unnoticedc in a 20kph cemetary then what chance do we have?
Cyclist dead after crash in Woronora Memorial Park
Shaya Laughlin and Sally Rawsthorne
A CYCLIST and father-of-two who died after being struck by a car at a Sutherland cemetery this morning has been identified as 39-year-old Ron Doolan.
A FATHER on his morning bike ride through a southern Sydney cemetery was tragically killed after being struck by a car.
Emergency services were called to the Woronora Memorial Park yesterday shortly before 7am and found Ron Doolan, 39, trapped underneath a Toyota Corolla.
The father of two from nearby Como died at the scene.
The area was cordoned off and a crime scene established.
“His phone keeps ringing off the hook so I dare say his family is looking for him,” Sutherland Duty Officer Inspector Chris Hill said.
Mr Doolan was identified by his distraught sister a few hours later after a police rescue team freed him from underneath the car.
Police officers opened the body bag and she gave him a kiss on the forehead in a final, emotional goodbye.
Meanwhile the car’s 29-year-old driver was taken to Sutherland Hospital for tests and then provided detectives with a statement at the Sutherland Police Station.
It is understood the cyclist and the driver were travelling in the same direction in one of the cemetery’s small streets when they collided.
No one has been charged.
“We’re investigating the circumstances around the pushbike rider’s death,” Insp Hill said.
“We’re speaking with his family to try and find out his movements and why he was here.
“But given the clothing that he was wearing, he appears to be a regular Sunday morning bike rider.
“This may have been part of his regular route — we don’t know.”
A Go Fund Me page has been launched to raise funds for Mr Doolan’s grieving family.
“The Doolan family have lost their beloved Ron,” wrote Lisa and Adam Mulhall.
“The man that would do anything for anyone. We don’t always know how to express our love and appreciation for someone so this is for everyone that loves the Doolans to give back to a man that gave so much.”
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Police were yesterday speaking with a witness and called for any others to come forward.
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust chief executive officer Graham Boyd said they believed speed was not a factor in the crash.
“We reinforce the speed limit of 20km/h,” he said.
“This has never happened before.”
Originally published as Dad killed in cemetery crash identified