2022 Cycling Fatalities

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby brumby33 » Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:04 am

Another Cyclist was killed after being hit by a white van overnight in Thornbury, Melbourne around 10.30pm

https://www.9news.com.au/national/victo ... ne-_181122

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Bunged Knee » Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:55 am

Cyclist dies following crash - Coffs Harbour

https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/news ... YWxsPTE%3D
A man has died following a crash on the state’s north coast earlier this month.

Emergency services were called to Sawtell Road, Toormina, following reports of a crash involving a truck and cyclist, on Thursday 10 November 2022.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated a 72-year-old cyclist for leg injuries.

The man was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital (Wednesday 23 November 2022).

The truck driver, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
May he Rest'n'RideInPeace.
Condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby familyguy » Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:54 pm

Reports of a rider dying after falling off bike in Hunter Valley this morning. No vehicle, just came off and hit a culvert apparently.

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Bunged Knee » Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:22 pm

familyguy wrote: Reports of a rider dying after falling off bike in Hunter Valley this morning. No vehicle, just came off and hit a culvert apparently.
59yo rider died after hitting his head while slipped on the culvert while riding on a regular organised ride with a group of cyclists at Upper Dartbrook near Scone.

Report from https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/news ... YWxsPTE%3D
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby brumby33 » Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:40 pm

Bunged Knee wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:22 pm
familyguy wrote: Reports of a rider dying after falling off bike in Hunter Valley this morning. No vehicle, just came off and hit a culvert apparently.
59yo rider died after hitting his head while slipped on the culvert while riding on a regular organised ride with a group of cyclists at Upper Dartbrook near Scone.

Report from https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/news ... YWxsPTE%3D
Yes I just read about this tragic accident just a few minutes ago as well as some of the comments in Instagram and I've got to say I'm very angry at the attitude of some people who put comments like " Karma for holding up traffic" etc.
A-wipes like that I'd love to hit with a Mack truck :x :twisted:
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby redsonic » Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:51 pm

Looking at Google maps, it is a gravel road. I wonder if the culvert crossings were wet and slimy with all the rain lately? What a tragedy.

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby trailgumby » Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:19 pm

Davide Rebellin, who had earlier this year retired from professional racing at the age of 51, was killed by a truck driver while out for a training ride near his home in Italy. The driver fled and was arrested in Germany; he has form.

Rest in Peace.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davide_Rebellin

https://youtu.be/3wXC8vXTXaY?t=197

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Re: Cyclist is killed in the morning, driver is charged in the afternoon.

Postby redsonic » Tue Apr 04, 2023 2:30 pm

Thoglette wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 12:04 am
There’s a whole thread on this one. No names yet.
The cyclist, a 62-year-old man from Queensland, died at the scene.
fat and old wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 9:14 am
https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 59vye.html

That was quick, and decent charges
The man was later charged with dangerous driving causing death and failing to stop and rendering assistance.

He was released on bail on Saturday evening and will appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates Court on February 16.
The driver has been jailed for 2 years after pleading guilty to hitting Greg Burley and failing to stop and render assistance.
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 04, 2023 4:19 pm

Still a crap outcome, but better than some lately

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby P!N20 » Fri Jun 23, 2023 7:47 pm

antigee wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:40 pm
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-10/ ... /101518596

"....A 75-year-old Gisborne man died after he was allegedly hit while riding his bike on Black Forest Drive on Sunday.

A 19-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving causing death."....


RIP been feeling angry about this all week as the current open for feedback RegionalRoadsVic proposals for improving this road specifically rule out removing (the surplus, former freeway) traffic lanes to provide dedicated cycle lanes. None of the usual too expensive/not enough space arguments....

from the proposed plan:

"We are working with the community to consider
delivering $6 million of important safety improvements
along Black Forest Drive between Woodend and
Macedon, with a view to making a safer journey for
drivers, cyclists and pedestrians......

....... changing the lane configuration to two lanes to
improve safety for all road users – one lane in each
direction, a 3-metre-wide painted centre median and
on-road cycle lanes in each direction........


from the current public engagement:

".....Feedback is open until 4:00pm on 1 November 2022.

There are some aspects of the design that are not negotiable, such as:

The current lane configuration will not be changed from two lanes to one lane in each direction (a reduction of lanes will be required for safety reasons between Island Farm Road and Brick Kiln Lane and for a short distance at intersections to provide for turning lanes and other improvements).

We’ve developed the draft road designs without dedicated cycling lanes as a clear majority of the community were not in favour of changing the lane configuration to accommodate dedicated cycling lanes during the engagement process."


......."We received a large amount of qualitative feedback through the engagement period with a variety of views, however there was a strong sentiment that the community were not in favour of reducing the number of existing lanes to accommodate dedicated cycling lanes.

More than 80 per cent of email feedback received by Regional Roads Victoria about lane configuration highlighted concern about reducing the number of lanes. The majority view was also apparent during the in-person sessions.

An integral part of any project is ensuring that the communities impacted have an opportunity to have their say and influence the development and delivery of any improvements.

Regional Roads Victoria has listened to the community....."


https://engage.vic.gov.au/black-forest- ... provements

P-plater sentenced over fatal crash that killed Gisborne man Lindsay Smyrk in Woodend

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-06-23/ ... /102514622

200 hours of community service and no licence for 18 months. :x

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 23, 2023 11:52 pm

That's crap

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Thoglette » Sat Jun 24, 2023 12:32 am

jasonc wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2023 11:52 pm
That's crap
Had it not been for Vergez's guilty plea, Judge Stewart Bayles said he would have sentenced the 20-year-old Fern Hill woman to two years of imprisonment with a non-parole period of 10 months.
Judge Bayles identified two unusual aspects of the case: that Vergez stepped into the witness box and faced Dr Smyrk's family after hearing three moving victim impact statements and apologised for the pain she had caused; and that Dr Smyrk's family had shown sympathy towards Vergez.

"This is something that is not often seen in these matters," Judge Bayles said.
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby warthog1 » Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:40 am

I care not that she was upset.
Where is the recognition that failure to pay attention has resulted in the loss of life?
How does that "penalty" reinforce that people should watch where they are going whilst driving?
Don't expect any protection for vulnerable road users and don't expect a change in driver behaviour is what that "penalty" says to me.
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby jasonc » Sat Jun 24, 2023 4:30 am

+1 to what warthog said. The current situation allows you to do it, apologise, and walk free.
Until it's treated for what it is, using a weapon to kill someone, I'll keep complaining

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby elantra » Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:52 pm

jasonc wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 4:30 am
+1 to what warthog said. The current situation allows you to do it, apologise, and walk free.
Until it's treated for what it is, using a weapon to kill someone, I'll keep complaining

Yes, gives all the wrong messages to young (and old) motorists, about their driving responsibilities etc.

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby MichaelB » Sat Jun 24, 2023 3:59 pm

warthog1 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:40 am
I care not that she was upset.
Where is the recognition that failure to pay attention has resulted in the loss of life?
How does that "penalty" reinforce that people should watch where they are going whilst driving?
Don't expect any protection for vulnerable road users and don't expect a change in driver behaviour is what that "penalty" says to me.
Yet another limp lettuce leaf punishment

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby antigee » Sun Jun 25, 2023 12:30 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 3:59 pm
warthog1 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:40 am
I care not that she was upset.
Where is the recognition that failure to pay attention has resulted in the loss of life?
How does that "penalty" reinforce that people should watch where they are going whilst driving?
Don't expect any protection for vulnerable road users and don't expect a change in driver behaviour is what that "penalty" says to me.
Yet another limp lettuce leaf punishment
"She was sentenced on Friday to a two-and-a-half year community corrections order, with 200 hours of unpaid community work, and had her licence cancelled for 18 months from the date of the crash. "

8 months since the date of the killing so that's a 10month driving ban for someone who has clearly demonstrated that they are not a fit person to drive

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby queequeg » Mon Jun 26, 2023 1:00 pm

elantra wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:52 pm
jasonc wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 4:30 am
+1 to what warthog said. The current situation allows you to do it, apologise, and walk free.
Until it's treated for what it is, using a weapon to kill someone, I'll keep complaining

Yes, gives all the wrong messages to young (and old) motorists, about their driving responsibilities etc.
It's not an unsurprising result. The P-Plater who killed my two club mates in 2019 walked away with essentially the same sentence as above. Two great guys with young families, and the 19-year old driver was beaten with a wet lettuce leaf. He'd be out driving around again by now. The system does everything it can to ensure that motorists can stay on the road.
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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby Mububban » Mon Jun 26, 2023 5:08 pm

Bow down and worship the almighty car, the right to drive shall not be infringed
When you are driving your car, you are not stuck IN traffic - you ARE the traffic!!!

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby uart » Thu Jun 29, 2023 9:01 am

queequeg wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2023 1:00 pm


It's not an unsurprising result. The P-Plater who killed my two club mates in 2019 walked away with essentially the same sentence as above. Two great guys with young families, and the 19-year old driver was beaten with a wet lettuce leaf.
Watching the news the other night I noticed a young NRL player being sentence for a drunken groping of a woman's breast in a bar, and having just read this thread, it struck me that his community corrections sentence was remarkably similar to what these drivers get for negligently killing cyclists. Now I'm not trying to diminish the crime of a footballer drunkenly groping a woman in a bar, but it is interesting our courts genuinely do see those things as of roughly similar magnitude.

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Re: 2022 Cycling Fatalities

Postby warthog1 » Thu Jun 29, 2023 9:33 am

uart wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2023 9:01 am
queequeg wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2023 1:00 pm


It's not an unsurprising result. The P-Plater who killed my two club mates in 2019 walked away with essentially the same sentence as above. Two great guys with young families, and the 19-year old driver was beaten with a wet lettuce leaf.
Watching the news the other night I noticed a young NRL player being sentence for a drunken groping of a woman's breast in a bar, and having just read this thread, it struck me that his community corrections sentence was remarkably similar to what these drivers get for negligently killing cyclists. Now I'm not trying to diminish the crime of a footballer drunkenly groping a woman in a bar, but it is interesting our courts genuinely do see those things as of roughly similar magnitude.
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