2018 Cycling Fatalities

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2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Scott_C » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:56 pm

Cyclist killed in a collision with a truck on the Bass Highway near Somerset:
http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/521 ... s-highway/
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Scott_C » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:59 am

14 year old cyclist killed in a collision with a truck in Whyalla Norrie, SA:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... d668a64381

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:05 pm

Tragically, a 14 year old male cyclist was killed in a collision with a truck in Whyalla yesterday (2 March). http://www.news.com.au/national/south-a ... d668a64381 https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police- ... lla-norrie

There were a number of comments on Facebook saying residents have been complaining about the intersection (Norrie Ave and Gowrie Ave) for years. Looking at Google Maps, Norrie Ave is a main road with a very wide median strip, and Gowrie Ave also has a divider, making it a very "large" intersection.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:22 pm

Scott_C wrote:Cyclist killed in a collision with a truck on the Bass Highway near Somerset:
http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/521 ... s-highway/


This was at a T junction where cyclist was on the main road and the truck was required to give way. Visibility should have been clear. Given that the cyclist was coming from the east and this occurred at 7.10am... you can probably guess what excuse will be used.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby redsonic » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:25 pm

Senior Sergeant Jones says:
“The cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment and was wearing a helmet.”


What is the relevance of this? Was the truck driver wearing a back brace?

And, what is the correct protective equipment, helmet aside?

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Thoglette » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:08 pm

redsonic wrote:And, what is the correct protective equipment, helmet aside?

Gloves, and eye protection.
(I must either give that answer or dash my head against a large rock :( )
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:21 am

redsonic wrote:Senior Sergeant Jones says:
“The cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment and was wearing a helmet.”


What is the relevance of this? Was the truck driver wearing a back brace?

And, what is the correct protective equipment, helmet aside?


When you play the video, you'll see it was just a clumsy response to a strangely worded question:

Reporter: "Do you understand that the cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment?"

Policeman: "The cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment, yes, and was wearing a helmet."

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:20 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:
redsonic wrote:Senior Sergeant Jones says:
“The cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment and was wearing a helmet.”


What is the relevance of this? Was the truck driver wearing a back brace?

And, what is the correct protective equipment, helmet aside?


When you play the video, you'll see it was just a clumsy response to a strangely worded question:

Reporter: "Do you understand that the cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment?"

Policeman: "The cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment, yes, and was wearing a helmet."

I wonder what a truck proof helmet would look like?
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:32 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:Tragically, a 14 year old male cyclist was killed in a collision with a truck in Whyalla yesterday (2 March). http://www.news.com.au/national/south-a ... d668a64381 https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police- ... lla-norrie

There were a number of comments on Facebook saying residents have been complaining about the intersection (Norrie Ave and Gowrie Ave) for years. Looking at Google Maps, Norrie Ave is a main road with a very wide median strip, and Gowrie Ave also has a divider, making it a very "large" intersection.


It appears that the young cyclist was on the minor road (Gowrie Ave) and failed to give way to the truck on Norrie Ave. :( :( http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... dcb7fd68ed

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:16 am

I'll copy and paste this because the Police reports tend to disappear from the web, and the local paper is behind a paywall:

"A cyclist has died after crashing his bike into a ditch in the south parklands overnight. The man's body was found in the parklands, a few hundred metres north of Greenhill Road, Unley by a passerby about 12.45pm on Monday 5 March. There are no suspicious circumstances.

The deceased man's identity is yet to be confirmed, however, he is believed to be a 69-year-old man from Unley. Next of kin have been advised. Major Crash investigators are investigating the circumstances that led to the man's death and will prepare a report for the Coroner.
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This was probably on or near one of many commuter/casual cycling paths through the Adelaide south parklands. Any death is sad, but it would be particularly tragic if it turned out he couldn't call for help for lack of a phone.

Added: The Channel 7 news says police believe he was riding home at night, strayed off the park and rode into a creek bed :cry:

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby uart » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:32 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:
redsonic wrote:And, what is the correct protective equipment, helmet aside?

When you play the video, you'll see it was just a clumsy response to a strangely worded question:

Reporter: "Do you understand that the cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment?"

Policeman: "The cyclist was wearing the correct protective equipment, yes, and was wearing a helmet."


Yes, the reporter would have been desperately hoping that the rider wasn't wearing a helmet so that they could make that the focus of their story (and shift blame as much as possible to the cyclist). Cyclist bashing is "good copy" these days. :(

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Scott_C » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:28 pm

A 28 year old cyclist has died a day after a collision in Murray Bridge, SA:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... 9f3bf5eeea

A 5-year old girl riding another bicycle was also involved in the collision but only suffered minor injuries.

The road in question has ~2m wide sealed shoulders marked with bicycle symbols and the photo in the article shows the adult's bicycle jammed under the front of the vehicle with the vehicle up onto the curb (2.5m past the edge of the vehicle lane).

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:35 pm

Scott_C wrote:A 28 year old cyclist has died a day after a collision in Murray Bridge, SA:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... 9f3bf5eeea

A 5-year old girl riding another bicycle was also involved in the collision but only suffered minor injuries.

The road in question has ~2m wide sealed shoulders marked with bicycle symbols and the photo in the article shows the adult's bicycle jammed under the front of the vehicle with the vehicle up onto the curb (2.5m past the edge of the vehicle lane).


Sadly (well, however happened it's sad) it's hard to avoid the conclusion that the driver simply veered badly and struck the cyclist.

It appears that the little girl might have been riding on the footpath; if so that at least avoided further tragedy.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Thoglette » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:05 am

AdelaidePeter wrote:Sadly (well, however happened it's sad) it's hard to avoid the conclusion that the driver simply veered badly and struck the cyclist.

Hmm, car turning right at the intersection in the background; driver not paying attention; has OMG moment and heads for the footpath.
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Scott_C » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:24 pm

An 80-year old cyclist has died following a collision with a car near Mt Gambier in SA.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... bd0b46e5fa

Just before 9.30am, emergency crews responded to reports of an incident involving a car and cyclist on the Riddoch Hwy near Mt Salt Rd at Mount Shank.

The Mt Gambier man, 80, died at the scene.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:08 am

Scott_C wrote:An 80-year old cyclist has died following a collision with a car near Mt Gambier in SA.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law- ... bd0b46e5fa

Just before 9.30am, emergency crews responded to reports of an incident involving a car and cyclist on the Riddoch Hwy near Mt Salt Rd at Mount Shank.

The Mt Gambier man, 80, died at the scene.


From SA Police news, "Major Crash Investigators attended the scene and earlier today reported a 21-year-old man from Mount Gambier for aggravated careless driving. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date."

I can't work out the exact location from that photo, but that whole stretch of road looks relatively flat and wide in Google Street View.

A terrible year for SA cyclists so far :(

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Scott_C » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:07 pm

A cyclist has died in Leeton in Central NSW:
https://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/stor ... in-leeton/

Police are investigating the death of a cyclist in Leeton in the early hours of Sunday.
The 33-year-old man was riding his bike down Currawang Avenue about 2am, when he was struck by a vehicle, police believe.


The uncertainty over if the rider was hit by a vehicle indicates that if a vehicle was involved it was a hit and run.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby uart » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:26 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:
From SA Police news, "Major Crash Investigators attended the scene and earlier today reported a 21-year-old man from Mount Gambier for aggravated careless driving. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date."

I can't work out the exact location from that photo, but that whole stretch of road looks relatively flat and wide in Google Street View.



Yes, flat and good visibility, but generally no shoulder to cycle on. Also, single lane and a 110 km/h limit. There should be a priority in road funding the get a decent shoulder on roads like this!

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.927 ... 328!8i1664

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby biker jk » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:14 am

Cyclist struck and killed by motor vehicle near Centennial Park this morning. May he rest in peace.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cyclist-critical-after-crash-with-vehicle-in-paddington-20180327-p4z6ed.html

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby g-boaf » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:00 am

biker jk wrote:Cyclist struck and killed by motor vehicle near Centennial Park this morning. May he rest in peace.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cyclist-critical-after-crash-with-vehicle-in-paddington-20180327-p4z6ed.html


That's awful. :cry: RIP.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Hergest » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:20 am

I had two really close calls this morning and one, really, really close call on Saturday. Seeing this makes me wonder if it's time to only ever go on shared paths and not touch a road again but the one on Saturday was during the 500 metre ride from the end of the path to home. What on earth are we supposed to do to stay alive?
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:30 am

biker jk wrote:Cyclist struck and killed by motor vehicle near Centennial Park this morning. May he rest in peace.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cyclist-critical-after-crash-with-vehicle-in-paddington-20180327-p4z6ed.html


As far as I can tell, that was Moore Park Road, westbound, just before Cook Road on the left.

This looks like the sort of situation that was being discussed on this forum a week or two ago: Moore Park Road there has a dedicated left turn lane but no bicycle lane, so where is a cyclist meant to ride if they wish to go straight ahead?

Tragic.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby cogs19 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:32 am

biker jk wrote:Cyclist struck and killed by motor vehicle near Centennial Park this morning. May he rest in peace.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cyclist-critical-after-crash-with-vehicle-in-paddington-20180327-p4z6ed.html


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/cyclist-killed-following-crash-at-centennial-park/news-story/041e2d4f147a6f6237ca3ae35ad55d07

The first (and currently only) comment in the Tele..

Janelle 28 minutes ago
Sorry, but they shouldn’t be on the roads that are made for vehicles...


Thanks for your input Janelle. Classy as always.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby Cheesewheel » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:35 am

cogs19 wrote:
biker jk wrote:Cyclist struck and killed by motor vehicle near Centennial Park this morning. May he rest in peace.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cyclist-critical-after-crash-with-vehicle-in-paddington-20180327-p4z6ed.html


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/cyclist-killed-following-crash-at-centennial-park/news-story/041e2d4f147a6f6237ca3ae35ad55d07

The first (and currently only) comment in the Tele..

Janelle 28 minutes ago
Sorry, but they shouldn’t be on the roads that are made for vehicles...


Thanks for your input Janelle. Classy as always.


At least she said "sorry"
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalaties

Postby biker jk » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:38 am

AdelaidePeter wrote:
biker jk wrote:Cyclist struck and killed by motor vehicle near Centennial Park this morning. May he rest in peace.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/cyclist-critical-after-crash-with-vehicle-in-paddington-20180327-p4z6ed.html


As far as I can tell, that was Moore Park Road, westbound, just before Cook Road on the left.

This looks like the sort of situation that was being discussed on this forum a week or two ago: Moore Park Road there has a dedicated left turn lane but no bicycle lane, so where is a cyclist meant to ride if they wish to go straight ahead?

Tragic.


Yes that's where it appears to have happened. The bicycle lane (yes an official one) starts after Cook Rd.

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