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Old 09-04-15, 08:34 AM   #1
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No helmet, No lights, dead cyclist. CBC news story.

Cyclist dead after collision in Surrey - British Columbia - CBC News
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Old 09-04-15, 09:18 AM   #2
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Still there will be people right in this discussion forum justifying running reds and stop signs as they ninja salmon ride in dark clothing with out a helmet or lights, because somehow their judgment is way better than everybody else's.

And then you already read comments in that article justifying being one of the biggest hazards of traffic - the car driver.

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Old 09-04-15, 09:23 AM   #3
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Not very often do such reports say "A man has died after he was hit by a motorist", rather than "by a car". IMO no-light is more relevant than no-helmet in the accident.
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An awful lot of damage to that vehicle. If the speed limit on that road was 50 km/h I suspect the driver was going much faster.
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An awful lot of damage to that vehicle. If the speed limit on that road was 50 km/h I suspect the driver was going much faster.
No way... motorists never speed... and cyclists always stop for lights and signs...


and the check is in the mail...

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Still there will be people right in this discussion forum justifying running reds and stop signs as they ninja salmon ride in dark clothing with out a helmet or lights, because somehow their judgment is way better than everybody else's.
Are they dead, too?
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Still there will be people right in this discussion forum justifying running reds and stop signs as they ninja salmon ride in dark clothing with out a helmet or lights, because somehow their judgment is way better than everybody else's.
I don't think anybody in this discussion forum has done all that.
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RIP
What I gather here, is the road is hilly so hindered sight lines. The bike was hit broadside, so tire reflector stipes would have been more helpful than lights, but wouldn't make any difference as Obviously the van was speeding.

The comments are rather good for once. Another link on the page has a dooring murder.
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RIP indeed.

I have driven and ridden through that intersection from all 4 directions. That particular region is relatively flat with good sight lines. 108th, which goes east-west is a semi-major road.

Not to seem morbid, but whenever anyone in our local club has an 'incident', we like to circle to discuss the details. Not out of curiosity, but in order to help prevent something in the future.

In this spirit: the bike appears to be a *very* large 70s or 80s vintage derailleur-based bike that was clearly T-boned from the right. I see downtube shifters and quill pedals. I don't see a rear brake, but that may have come off in the crash. Do I see a Cinelli stem? This may have been the riders prized classic & vintage steed...
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