okay, so i was told about this by a coworker who lives across the street from the scene. there's no news reports yet, so it's still heresy i guess.
apparently a guy was hit at 3:00a.m. while riding with his wife and baby (in a kid seat on the back of the woman's bike) up in NE, near MLK and Wygant. he was killed instantly, the wife and kid are okay. the driver took off and hasn't been found yet. why they had a baby out at 3:00 i don't know.
when are drivers going to wise up and start looking out? i live in this neighborhood, and people don't even stop for signs anymore, they just slow to 15-20 and roll through. scares the f##k out of me.
our obsession with cars has grown so intense that we feel invincible and infallible when we're inside them. my only hope is that the devastation in the gulf drives gas prices to $6 a gallon and nobody can afford to drive anymore.
let's all pour one out for those who've been killed or seriously injured in the streets. they're martyrs to me, dying while trying to do their part to save the environment, stay healthy or just make the world a simpler place.