2018 Cycling Fatalities

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Postby silentC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:01 pm

I knew the rider and rode with him weekly but he hasn't been named publicly as yet.
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Postby biker jk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:23 pm

A man's body and a bike have been retrieved from a creek in central Victoria, with police ruling out any suspicious circumstances.

A passer-by discovered the body partially submerged in Golden Square, a suburb of Bendigo, just before 10am on Thursday.

Search and rescue divers pulled the body from the water.

"It is believed the 49-year-old Bendigo man was riding at the time of the incident," police said in a statement.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.


Source: News.com.au

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby silentC » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:50 pm

Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel

https://aboutregional.com.au/police-app ... t-lochiel/
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Postby P!N20 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:34 am

I was only just watching a video on how pedestrian and cyclist safety had improved in NYC.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... f3d3cde193

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Postby Scott_C » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:20 am

P!N20 wrote:I was only just watching a video on how pedestrian and cyclist safety had improved in NYC.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... f3d3cde193


Unfortunately trucks are a serious danger to cyclists everywhere:
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/ ... 806d6c4192

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Postby Scintilla » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:31 am

silentC wrote:Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel

https://aboutregional.com.au/police-app ... t-lochiel/


Initial inquiries suggest a 37-year-old man stopped his Nissan utility to speak with the cyclist prior to the crash.


WHAT.... is this all about?? Very suspicious implications.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Scintilla » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:48 am

Scott_C wrote:Unfortunately trucks are a serious danger to cyclists everywhere:
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/ ... 806d6c4192

There is more to this story than that news article mentions.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/que ... 459a82de13

And further comment (from Cycle - Members Forum FB page) suggests *much* more. It is a real tragedy, and a lesson for all to learn about riding anywhere around trucks :cry: :cry:

Saw this witness account in a comment on Channel 9's news post about it :(

"Cameron Frewer You have no idea what you are talking about! My partner was standing at the lights and witnessed the entire tragedy unfold. The truck was in the left hand lane waiting to turn left onto the bridge. They cyclist came up on his left and stopped in line with his passenger side door (so therefore the truck driver had no idea he was there) the lights turned green, the cyclist took off, got clipped by the truck and fell off his bike and was run over and dragged underneath. The truck driver didn’t even know it happened and my partner chased him along the road to stop. This was an absolutely horrific accident. How about you stop making judgements on people before you know the facts."


Do NOT go up alongside stopped trucks !!!

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Postby AdelaidePeter » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:03 pm

Scintilla wrote:
And further comment (from Cycle - Members Forum FB page) suggests *much* more. It is a real tragedy, and a lesson for all to learn about riding anywhere around trucks :cry: :cry:

Saw this witness account in a comment on Channel 9's news post about it :(

"Cameron Frewer You have no idea what you are talking about! My partner was standing at the lights and witnessed the entire tragedy unfold. The truck was in the left hand lane waiting to turn left onto the bridge. They cyclist came up on his left and stopped in line with his passenger side door (so therefore the truck driver had no idea he was there) the lights turned green, the cyclist took off, got clipped by the truck and fell off his bike and was run over and dragged underneath. The truck driver didn’t even know it happened and my partner chased him along the road to stop. This was an absolutely horrific accident. How about you stop making judgements on people before you know the facts."


Do NOT go up alongside stopped trucks !!!


Impossible to know how reliable that comment is; though it's terrible, whatever happened. Anyway, here's the (very brief) police update, since Tele links tend to disappear and/or get paywalled over time:

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating a fatal traffic crash at Albion this afternoon.

Investigations indicate around 2.55pm a cyclist was headed north on Hudson Road when he was hit by a truck also headed north on Hudson Road.

The cyclist, a 37-year-old Geebung man, died at the scene.

Investigations are continuing.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby uart » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:53 pm

Scintilla wrote:
silentC wrote:Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel

https://aboutregional.com.au/police-app ... t-lochiel/


Initial inquiries suggest a 37-year-old man stopped his Nissan utility to speak with the cyclist prior to the crash.


WHAT.... is this all about?? Very suspicious implications.


There was a bit more info in the MM thread before the rider passed away. Apparently silentC was on the ride that day.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=58039&start=17850#p1453780

silentC wrote:We had a rider down on Saturday. Not much is known except that he was trailing the bunch by some distance as they rode past a car that was pulled over to the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Then a few minutes later the bunch was pulled over by another car letting them know a rider had come off. When they went back he was unconscious. Ambulance was called. The driver of the car that was pulled over has passed the bunch some distance back and has apparently stopped to have a discussion with the group about the dangers of cycling. Other than that we don't know what transpired but the rider ended up with a brain injury, several broken ribs and fractured pelvis.

--- Sadly this rider has since passed away. I understand there is an ongoing police investigation into the circumstances.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:17 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-11/a ... k/10109638

An Australian tourist cycling in New York City has died after being hit by a garbage truck as she swerved to avoid a car blocking the bike lane near Central Park.

Police said 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden veered into traffic about 4:45pm on Friday (local time) when a stopped taxi suddenly pulled out in front of her.
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New York City transportation advocacy group Transportation Alternatives said it was "a crash waiting to happen" because "lazy and entitled drivers" were parking, dropping people off and idling in bike lanes.


This article https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... f3d3cde193 says that the truck driver is in custody on suspicion of DUI, but the car driver is not; which seems strange because even if the truck driver was DUI, it sounds like the crash was caused by the car/taxi driver.

RIP young lady, and condolences to her family.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Ross » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 am

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny- ... story.html

Garbage truck driver downed two beers before deadly collision with Australian tourist: police



Cops collected two empty beer cans from the cab of a drunken garbage truck driver after his fatal collision with an Australian tourist, prosecutors said Saturday.

Felipe Chairez, 44, faced drunken-driving and other charges at a hearing one day after 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden landed beneath the wheels of his truck while bicycling uptown in the Central Park West bike lanes.

The empties were found inside Chairez’s vehicle following the fatal accident before horrified West Side witnesses. Chairez was headed from a Greenwich Village construction site to a Bronx dump around 4:45 p.m. when Lyden swerved to avoid a livery car parked illegally in the bike lane near W. 67th St.

Chairez, a driver with the Mellifont Construction Corporation in Orangeburg, Rockland County, remained at the scene following the crash. Once police arrived, cops noticed the goateed driver appeared to be drunk and Chairez acknowledged drinking two brews before the accident.

He was charged with drunken driving, driving while impaired and operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated, prosecutors said. While the standard for drunken driving is a blood alcohol level of .08, a reading of .04 or higher is sufficient in the case of commercial vehicle drivers.

Defense attorney Kenneth Ware mounted a unique culinary defense for his client, claiming Chairez could be cleared by the chicken salad sandwich that he downed along with the beers.

“If what they say is true, that he had a chicken salad sandwich — then if he had alcohol, the alcohol may have been able to be absorbed by his lunch he had,” Ware said. “If that’s true … All he is charged with right now is a misdemeanor.”

The 17-year veteran truck driver had no previous arrests and no history of problems while working for Mellifont, added Ware.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 am

Outrageous that the hire-car driver who caused this tragic death is not being prosecuted :x

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Postby opik_bidin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:39 am

yup outrageous, the main cause was the blocked lane, that should be prosecuted

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2018-08-12 Cyclist dies in hit-run in inner Melbourne

Postby Thoglette » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:49 pm

ABC reporting a cyclist was killed by a person driving a white (possibly stolen) Mercedes. Driver fled on foot. This reportedly occurred on Chapel St between Ellis Street and Malvern Road

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-12/c ... e/10111222

[update 13 Aug]
Victim was a 27 yo Dutch woman
Melbourne hit-and-run: Dutch woman identified as victim as suspect still at large
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:54 pm

Scintilla wrote:Outrageous that the hire-car driver who caused this tragic death is not being prosecuted :x

opik_bidin wrote:yup outrageous, the main cause was the blocked lane, that should be prosecuted

I agree, but it ain't going to happen
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Another tragic death in Victoria, right in Chapel Street. Reads like a hit-run from some sort of professional criminal.

Insp McGregor said the Mercedes was stolen in an aggravated robbery in Elsternwick last week....

....Shocked onlookers told the Herald Sun the driver calmly removed items from the back seat of the car before running off.


The wanted driver.

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This makes it four so far this year. A good deal better than last year with 12 for the year, but that is still four riders needlessly killed.

https://www.news.com.au/national/victor ... c06bfbd950

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 pm

Regarding Ms. Lyden in New York, the 7pm Adelaide ABC news said she "had swerved out of the bike lane to avoid a parked car", which completely gives the wrong impression (she swerved to avoid a *moving* car which illegally cut her off). While the "packaged" story got the details right, I'm pretty upset the ABC Adelaide newsroom could get such a basic detail wrong.
(Did anyone catch the wording on ABC bulletins in other states?)

EDIT: Actually a few news sources are now saying that the car was merely illegally parked (I say "merely" because, while it's bad and the driver should face charges, it's nowhere near as bad as pulling in front of a cyclist); I wonder what the truth is?

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby silentC » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:21 am

uart wrote:
Scintilla wrote:
silentC wrote:Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel

https://aboutregional.com.au/police-app ... t-lochiel/


Initial inquiries suggest a 37-year-old man stopped his Nissan utility to speak with the cyclist prior to the crash.


WHAT.... is this all about?? Very suspicious implications.


There was a bit more info in the MM thread before the rider passed away. Apparently silentC was on the ride that day.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=58039&start=17850#p1453780

silentC wrote:We had a rider down on Saturday. Not much is known except that he was trailing the bunch by some distance as they rode past a car that was pulled over to the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Then a few minutes later the bunch was pulled over by another car letting them know a rider had come off. When they went back he was unconscious. Ambulance was called. The driver of the car that was pulled over has passed the bunch some distance back and has apparently stopped to have a discussion with the group about the dangers of cycling. Other than that we don't know what transpired but the rider ended up with a brain injury, several broken ribs and fractured pelvis.

--- Sadly this rider has since passed away. I understand there is an ongoing police investigation into the circumstances.


Yes I probably said a bit more there than I should have had I known the rider was not going to make it. I wasn't with that group on the day, I went out with an earlier group and only saw these guys on my return leg as they were heading out, the incident occurred on their way back about 2 hours later. I know a little bit more than what has been reported but only through talking to the other riders in that group. It is the subject of an ongoing investigation and as far as we know, no charges have been laid at this stage. I will update the thread if anything more is announced publicly.
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Postby Cheesewheel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 am

Ross wrote:http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-australian-cyclist-dies-trucker-charged-20180811-story.html

Garbage truck driver downed two beers before deadly collision with Australian tourist: police



Cops collected two empty beer cans from the cab of a drunken garbage truck driver after his fatal collision with an Australian tourist, prosecutors said Saturday.

Felipe Chairez, 44, faced drunken-driving and other charges at a hearing one day after 23-year-old Madison Jane Lyden landed beneath the wheels of his truck while bicycling uptown in the Central Park West bike lanes.

The empties were found inside Chairez’s vehicle following the fatal accident before horrified West Side witnesses. Chairez was headed from a Greenwich Village construction site to a Bronx dump around 4:45 p.m. when Lyden swerved to avoid a livery car parked illegally in the bike lane near W. 67th St.

Chairez, a driver with the Mellifont Construction Corporation in Orangeburg, Rockland County, remained at the scene following the crash. Once police arrived, cops noticed the goateed driver appeared to be drunk and Chairez acknowledged drinking two brews before the accident.

He was charged with drunken driving, driving while impaired and operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated, prosecutors said. While the standard for drunken driving is a blood alcohol level of .08, a reading of .04 or higher is sufficient in the case of commercial vehicle drivers.

Defense attorney Kenneth Ware mounted a unique culinary defense for his client, claiming Chairez could be cleared by the chicken salad sandwich that he downed along with the beers.

“If what they say is true, that he had a chicken salad sandwich — then if he had alcohol, the alcohol may have been able to be absorbed by his lunch he had,” Ware said. “If that’s true … All he is charged with right now is a misdemeanor.”

The 17-year veteran truck driver had no previous arrests and no history of problems while working for Mellifont, added Ware.


....and the version translated into australian for the edification of local audiences.... :roll:
https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... 893a472164

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According to witnesses, Ms Lyden was not wearing a helmet. However, wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle is not a legal requirement in Manhattan.

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Scintilla » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 pm

Police arrest over the horrible Chapel St stolen car hit-run. Great news!

https://www.facebook.com/9NewsMelbourne ... 809096009/

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Postby Thoglette » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:17 pm

Scintilla wrote:Police arrest over the horrible Chapel St stolen car hit-run. Great news!

https://www.facebook.com/9NewsMelbourne ... 809096009/

ABC coverage Chapel St hit-and-run: Man arrested over Melbourne collision that killed Dutch cyclist
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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby P!N20 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Bit of context regarding the tragedy in NYC by Eben Weiss aka Bike Snob: https://www.transalt.org/bike-forecast/ ... -13th-2018

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Postby madmacca » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:42 pm

Scintilla wrote:Police arrest over the horrible Chapel St stolen car hit-run. Great news!

https://www.facebook.com/9NewsMelbourne ... 809096009/


It is good news, although based on recent form, the Victorian prosecutor will fall for whatever sob story this cyclist-killing #$%^wit can conjure up.

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Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:50 pm

P!N20 wrote:Bit of context regarding the tragedy in NYC by Eben Weiss aka Bike Snob: https://www.transalt.org/bike-forecast/ ... -13th-2018


For those who don't want to read it, he exposes NY mayor Bill de Blasio's double speak. de Blasio said the other day:

"It's just disgusting what happened," he told the NBC. "Here's someone doing everything possible, [she was] clearly driving in the bike lane. We know in some of these cases we've lost innocent people because drivers didn't care." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-11/a ... k/10109638

Sounds great, doesn't it? Except de Blasio said this back on March 16 this year:

“If someone’s blocking . . . a bike lane for 30 seconds while they take out the groceries or to let their kid off, I don’t think they should get a ticket for that,” he said. “If someone leaves their car for any meaningful amount of time, they should be penalized and that should be an enforcement priority.” https://nypost.com/2018/03/16/de-blasio ... ike-lanes/

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Re: 2018 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:51 pm

madmacca wrote:
Scintilla wrote:Police arrest over the horrible Chapel St stolen car hit-run. Great news!

https://www.facebook.com/9NewsMelbourne ... 809096009/


It is good news, although based on recent form, the Victorian prosecutor will fall for whatever sob story this cyclist-killing #$%^wit can conjure up.


I suspect because they'll come down hard on him, because he's "a criminal", rather than a respectable young woman who teaches horse riding.

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