Article points out that this is a very rare event but before we chalk it up to being just a freak occurrence lets remind ourselves that most accidents have contributing factors.By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, February 4, 2007; Page C04
A man was struck by a bicycle and killed yesterday while trying to cross the street in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.
The man, who appeared to be in his 60s, was hit about 5:30 p.m. while walking across New Hampshire Avenue in the Petworth area, police said.
Bicycle Hits, Kills Man Crossing Street
Was the cyclist riding faster than prudent? In an urban environment shouldn't we ride well within the ability of the bike and our reaction times to be able to quickly stop or avoid?
I know as a cyclist I demand any vehicle do the above. Shouldn't pedestrians also have the right to expects this from cyclists as well?