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Was there a nasty race accident in Canberra on the weekend involving a car?
I heard a news report on the radio as we were driving back from our racing and then heard nothing about it on the TV news in the evening.
I'm curious because a few ladies from our club were racing down there this weekend.
I've heard Ruth Corset from our club got 4th so I'm assuming it wasn't her race which crashed because the race was stopped.
I came across the news last night through ABC TV's 7pm news. More write up below.
http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/detail ... ry=General
As it turned out, the critically injured rider (B grade women) was someone known by one of our club member. Last night he was hoping it wasn't her but this morning it's confirmed that it was. Not good.
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Talk about bad luck and or timing. Good reason for always riding on the outside of the road, especially in a large pack.
There must have been several events in Canberra on the weekend.
Our ladies are B grade up here and they finished their race in Canberra.
Sorry - my question was a bit vague. I was wondering what the definition of 'positive' was in terms of outcomes. But, given the context, you are correct - very premature to be discussing something which relates to a current patient.
The other interesting bit is "NRMA Chief calls for cycle safety review" - Cars and bikes shouldn't mix, roads should be closed for races, "the emphasis has been on car safety, but bicycles haven't changed over the last century" etc. etc. Usually (IMHO), they only get involved in public policy when it reduces they insurance liability... I'm wondering what they expect the review will recommend.
Edit: fixed a typo.
Last edited by MJF on Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Cars & Bikes can mix fine in normal 50km/h zones. Having segregated facilities in these situations only increases the accident rate due to traffic conflicts at intersections (most common cycling accidents).
Bike lanes/paths are required for high speed, high traffic, and long distance roads - where there are less intersections.
What worries me about the NRMA in these cases is that they might be going for a "remove cyclists from roads" type campaign.
The cause of the accident was wheel touch
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