2019 Cycling Fatalities

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:17 am

cogs19 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:11 pm
g-boaf wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:45 am
What I will say though is that riding with headphones on is not a good idea. In some countries it is not allowed and will get you a rather nasty fine (eg, France for instance).

In some countries you'll get a rather nasty fine for riding without a helmet.
That fine also goes for motor vehicle drivers too IIRC. 135€ from memory.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:41 pm

South Australia man killed north of Adelaide his morning :( https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law ... 3f49f393c4
A cyclist has died after he and a car collided at Kingsford, north of Gawler.

Emergency services rushed to Sturt Highway, near Argent Rd, where a Kia sedan and the cyclist crashed about 7am this morning.

Both were travelling northeast on the 110km/h highway.

The rider – a 47-year-old Hallett Cove man – died at the scene.

The Kia driver – a 26-year-old Greenwith man – was not injured but was taken by ambulance to the Lyell McEwin Hospital as a precaution.
That section is dual carriageway with 2 lanes in each direction...

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:15 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:41 pm
South Australia man killed north of Adelaide his morning :( https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law ... 3f49f393c4
Though sudden death is tragic, this was Paralympian, Kieran Modra. Terrible, terrible news. https://7news.com.au/sport/paralympics/ ... y-c-554945

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby pysun » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:57 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:41 pm
That section is dual carriageway with 2 lanes in each direction...
Really tragic incident. It's even more striking that Australian road authorities are seemingly so inattentive despite so much of the entirely preventable traffic accidents. Many road authorities in Australia have started "towards zero" initiatives/campaigns (https://towardszero.nsw.gov.au/safesystem) with great promises (Safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles & safe people)
that are similar to Dutch & Swedish "Sustainable Safety", however none of these promises have been systematically implemented.

This is an example of "Sustainable Safety" in action, a typical rural regional flow-road in the Netherlands: https://www.google.com/maps/@52.0052828 ... 384!8i8192
  • 80km/h limit
  • 1 lane per direction
  • narrow lanes to prevents high speeds
  • directional separation
  • forgiving large overrun areas to reduce the likelihood of crashes when people make mistakes
  • separate cycle path
  • separate bridlepath for horse riders
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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:26 pm

https://www.smh.com.au/national/paralym ... 53ad4.html

Kieran Modra dies after a car collided with him. :cry: RIP.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:31 am

Richmond in NSW - one rider dead, another critical after a car hit them:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/one ... 53lci.html

This is a dreadful incident. :( they were riding at before 5am, and still this happens.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby familyguy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:01 am

Sad news. There are a few members here who are based out that way.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby march83 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:34 am

This one hits home. That's a road I ride fairly regularly, as do lots of guys I ride with. It's as safe a country road as I can think of. Very sad.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:16 am

march83 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:34 am
This one hits home. That's a road I ride fairly regularly, as do lots of guys I ride with. It's as safe a country road as I can think of. Very sad.
We all know people who ride along there, I think I’ve done so as well in years past. :( the photo of the car damage makes it look like a high speed accident.

It’s dreadful. Truth is none of these country roads feel safe to ride on IMO because of this risk. Compared to where I ride overseas, that feels much safer.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Bennoz » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:33 am

Punishment needs to be increased heavily. Drivers are responsible for controlling their vehicle! There's always going to be an excuse but at the end of the day they drove into a cyclist from behind and a human being is dead.
Distracted, drug effected, tired, speeding... Why does it matter? They just struck and killed someone. Why does the law take such a lax view.
Nothing will change instill the law does!!!!

Fuk this makes me angry!

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Scott_C » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:47 am

In addition to the fatality in Richmond earlier this morning another cyclist has been killed in a hit and run incident in Horsham, Vic:
https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/655 ... t-horsham/

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby biker jk » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:59 am

march83 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:34 am
This one hits home. That's a road I ride fairly regularly, as do lots of guys I ride with. It's as safe a country road as I can think of. Very sad.
Yes it's terrible news. I've ridden there many times. The SMH report says Old Kurrajong Rd (which is quiet) but the photo appears to be on the busy Kurrajong Rd?

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby familyguy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:06 pm

Yep, they've updated with the photo. Def not Old Kurrajong. Photos shows massive damage to the drivers side of the vehicle. Someone has drifted WAY out of position...

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby queequeg » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:05 pm

familyguy wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Yep, they've updated with the photo. Def not Old Kurrajong. Photos shows massive damage to the drivers side of the vehicle. Someone has drifted WAY out of position...
I'm devastated. I just had a call from a friend, and the riders are both my club mates and the rider who was killed I have done some epic rides with :-( I'm told the driver fell asleep. It looks like a head on. The riders were heading up to Kurrajong. I need to go lie down.

Update: I just had another call, and the 2nd rider has also died in hospital :-(
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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby familyguy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:20 pm

Tragic. Hope you have a shoulder to lean on in this.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby jasonc » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:25 pm

far out queequeg. that sucks

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Bunged Knee » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:32 pm

That's disappointing to hear of 3 deaths on the same day in different states.

Sorry to hear of the loss of your 2 club mates, queequeq. :(
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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby g-boaf » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:37 pm

queequeg wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:05 pm
familyguy wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Yep, they've updated with the photo. Def not Old Kurrajong. Photos shows massive damage to the drivers side of the vehicle. Someone has drifted WAY out of position...
I'm devastated. I just had a call from a friend, and the riders are both my club mates and the rider who was killed I have done some epic rides with :-( I'm told the driver fell asleep. It looks like a head on. The riders were heading up to Kurrajong. I need to go lie down.

Update: I just had another call, and the 2nd rider has also died in hospital :-(
That’s dreadful, really, really sorry. :( I’m guessing we probably knew them too as your club people often come along to my races.

Terrible. My sincere condolences to you and all the people in your club.
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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby queequeg » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:51 pm

Thanks for the messages. I have been on the phone to a few people. It's pretty upsetting as the riders have not been named yet. I am at home working, as the kids finished school yesterday.
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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby P!N20 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:58 pm

malnar wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:59 am
From ABC this morning:

Cyclist dies after hit-and-run at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne's north-west
10 months. F me.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-19/ ... s/11813126

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby P!N20 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:00 pm

queequeg wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Thanks for the messages. I have been on the phone to a few people. It's pretty upsetting as the riders have not been named yet. I am at home working, as the kids finished school yesterday.

So sorry to hear this Queequeg. My thoughts are with you.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby biker jk » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:13 pm

P!N20 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:58 pm
malnar wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:59 am
From ABC this morning:

Cyclist dies after hit-and-run at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne's north-west
10 months. F me.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-19/ ... s/11813126
Moreover the judge purposely sentenced the killer to less than 12 months so he couldn't be deported while the victim's family could be deported since his visa was tied to his employment. Killer stays in Australia while victim's family doesn't. :evil:

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:26 pm

biker jk wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:13 pm
P!N20 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:58 pm
malnar wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:59 am
From ABC this morning:

Cyclist dies after hit-and-run at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne's north-west
10 months. F me.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-19/ ... s/11813126
Moreover the judge purposely sentenced the killer to less than 12 months so he couldn't be deported while the victim's family could be deported since his visa was tied to his employment. Killer stays in Australia while victim's family doesn't. :evil:
The judge's job is to give a sentence appropriate to the crime. It is the job of the Immigration department to decide whether the crime is worthy of deportation. The judge has stepped outside of his area and decided to pre-empt the Immigration decision - very disappointing.

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Re: 2019 Cycling Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Jawa wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Death in SA this morning too

https://7news.com.au/news/sa/cyclist-di ... d-c-613644
Truck driver has been arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

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