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RIP Manuel Contreras, March 2000. He was a close family friend that was struck and dragged to his death by a drunk driver in Los Angeles. The last time I saw him was that same night and he waved to me and my dad as he rode away on his bike.
Stacie Farmer, Age 24.
The daughter of friends passed away on her birthday after being struck by a car. All around great kid.
If you are so inclined, her parents could use all the prayer you can spare.
Yep, THAT Ira
Michael Robert Pellegrino, 48, 310 Albert Road, Stokesdale, NC. Killed by hit & run driver, yesterday on Hwy 421, southwest of Liberty NC. He was found beside the highway, by a passing motorist at 7:43 a.m., according to a report by Trooper M. Mitchell of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Pellegrino had been riding a bicycle when he was apparently hit by a vehicle, the report said. According to a friend, Pellegrino was an experienced long distance cyclist, and was on his way to the beach. Pieces of a headlight were retrieved from the scene. The hit & run driver hasn't been found, yet.
"How 'bout some food"?
"Mmmm.....I swallowed a big June bug, while we were drivin'. I'm not really hungry".
Neal D. Malloy, 58, from Vienna Va., died Sunday. He was going close 30mph and swerved to miss a groundhog when the accident happened on Sept. 23, 2010.
At the time of the accident, he and a number of other members of the DC-Metro region's Potomac Pedalers Touring Club were checking out the route for the 2010 Farm Country Tour ride(canceled because of the accident) organized by the club.
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Natasha Pettigrew, 30, A Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, died Monday night from injuries suffered the previous day, when she was hit by a Cadillac Escalade. The driver, Christy R. Littleford, 41, even had the audacity to claim she thought she hit a deer or a dog!!!
A cyclist will not stay on the car like a hood ornament!!!!
RAAM winner Jure Robic Dies in traffic accident. Five-time winner of the Race Across America, Jure Robic, died of injuries suffered in traffic accident in his native Slovenia on Friday. Robic was struck by a car about five kilometers from his home, while descending a narrow mountain road in the Karavanke mountain range near the town of Jesenice.
Lauren Ward, 47 struck and run over by a big rig whose driver " Did not see her". RIP http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/s...y.php?id=18876
THIS WAS THE SECOND CYCLIST KILLED BY THIS DRIVER!!!
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Donald Eric Mitchell, 48, of Napa, was struck and killed by a car riding his bike south of Yountville. http://findmyaccident.com/california...ar-yountville/
VICTIM NOT IDENTIFIED: Woman struck, killed while riding bicycle in North Las Vegas
By LAWRENCE MOWER
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
A 50-year-old woman was struck and killed on her bicycle Friday afternoon.
Road is too dangerous to ride in that area, you must be on the sidewalk for your safety... No marked bicycle lanes, and they would be no-mans land if they were marked in that area... 45 mile per hour speed limit, most cars 10/15 mile per hour faster than the posted limit...
Officer said bicyclists should be walking their bicycles when on the sidewalk. They should ride them only in a traffic lane. She added that the driver of the truck also had responsibility to yield to pedestrians or other motorists.
Cindy Combs, local inspiration, was killed by a driver who "may have been reading a map." Her husband david is still in critical condition and "nonresponsive."
Tickt for driver: Petty offense, failure to reduce speed to avoid acccident. Possible fine.
Yes, same county as Matt Wilhelm (killed by Jennifer Stark who was downloading ringtones). [email admin delete]
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[QUOTE=Geonz;12346287]Cindy Combs, local inspiration, was killed by a driver who "may have been reading a map." Her husband david is still in critical condition and "nonresponsive."
David could see well enough to captain, and the couple used a tandem bicycle to get around everywhere, including to their hospital appointments and to work. Their disabilities left them unable to drive and they depended on their bicycle for transportation. The collision happened on the Bondville Slab north of Interstate 72; this road is straight as an arrow and absolutely flat. This time of year there’s no tall corn to obstruct sightlines. A pair of disabled adults on a tandem bike was likely the tallest thing in the vicinity, and Dave and Cindy always rode with a big orange flag waving over their bike.
Illinois country roads are narrow but lightly traveled — there’s plenty of room for a driver to pull over to the opposite lane to pass. You’d think a farmer’s son from north of Rantoul would know to at least watch for farm tractors on those narrow roads.
In memory of Anthony David Chapman (48), died while riding his road bike Tuesday just gone, April 12. It is believed that the previous night/early morning a car had crashed into a rock wall, dislodging rocks which were left lying on the road. Tony, who was wearing a helmet, hit one of the rocks at 5.35am and was thrown over his bike's handlebars. He died at the scene. A caring, decent family man, junior football coach and all 'round great guy. Condolences to Jenny and his three daughters.
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The Ryde man killed east of Vacaville on Sunday when his bicycle was rear-ended was identified by Solano County authorities as 57-year-old Robert White.
White was riding northbound on Highway 113 south of Hay Road just before 2 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a northbound Hyundai Tiburon driven by 21-year-old Taylor Boe of Orange, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Hekker.
White was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency personnel arrived at the scene, Hekker said.
The accident closed a section of the highway between Hay Road and Cook Lane for about an hour and a half.
According to Hekker,[B] Boe told investigating officers that a south-bound vehicle prohibited him from moving to the left to pass White, who authorities said was riding on the fog line at the right of the lane. However, authorities initially said witnesses did not see anything preventing Boe from driving around the bicyclist nor anything that would have caused White to swerve in front of Boe.(/B]
An on-scene investigator inspected Boe's car after the crash but said there did not appear to be any kind of mechanical issues with the vehicle, Hekker said.
Officials said alcohol and drugs were not involved in the crash. No charges were immediately filed against Boe and he was allowed to leave the scene.
Hekker said it will likely be next week before all witness statements are finalized and the CHP makes its recommendation about charges -- if any -- to the Solano
County District Attorney.
The Solano County Coroner conducted an autopsy on White on Monday and it was determined that he died as a result of "multiple injuries due to the vehicle accident," officials said.
The driver stated an oncoming vehicle prevented moving over to pass the cyclist. SO THE ONLY OTHER OPTION WAS TO KILL HIM?! Brakes are there for a reason! http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_18985418
An update on this story..... Taylor Boe the driver who was responsible for taking Robert White's life was to appear on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 and plead either guilty or not guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. He did not appear for this court date and currently has a bench warrant for his arrest. Meanwhile Robert's only child Angela is trying to deal with her Father's death and trying to get through the Holiday season without the physical presence of her Father. I am Angela's remaining parent. I pray that no one would ever have to go through this pain. The court info is posted at.... http://courtconnect.solano.courts.ca...in.cp_main_idx type Boe into last name area and follow.
A particularly egregious case (see article below, from local paper). Camino del Sur is my exit off of State Route-56, which is a relatively newly completed divided highway (2 lanes each way) running E-W and linking I-5 to I-15 in northern San Diego. It is almost incredible that a driver could be so incompetent as to pull a lethal stunt like this while cruising on this highway. No excuses here that I can see. If you drove along this stretch of road heading east you would be struck by how well designed this MUP is, well offset from the highway, up a significant slope from vehicular traffic and behind a tall metal fence (not that the latter buys you much ....). It is a well-used path and people thought it was completely safe ..... until this happened in the summer of 2011. I've cycled this path, it's a great way to get to the beach from where I live about 10 miles inland.
A bicyclist who was killed Tuesday night when an out-of-control sport-utility vehicle careened into a bike path off state Route 56 in Rancho Peñasquitos was identified Wednesday by family and friends as Nick Venuto, 40, a bioenergy company executive and married father of two from Poway.
Another bicyclist who was struck in the accident was identified Wednesday by the California Highway Patrol as Baron Herdelin-Doherty, 51, of Solana Beach. He was named CEO and president of YMCA of San Diego County in October. Herdelin-Doherty was in critical condition Wednesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The driver of the 2003 Ford Escape SUV, identified by the CHP as Sheena Saranita, 27, of San Diego, was in good condition at the hospital, the spokeswoman said. She suffered minor injuries, the CHP said.
Herdelin-Doherty is married and the father of a college-age son, said YMCA spokeswoman Kristie Spalding. He is a triathlete and avid bicyclist who cycles five to seven times a week, Spalding said.
The accident happened about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday off eastbound SR-56 just past the Camino del Sur exit, west of Black Mountain Road.
Saranita was driving eastbound at an estimated 65 to 80 mph when she began to change lanes. She saw a vehicle in the far-right lane, overreacted and steered the SUV hard to the right, the CHP said. The SUV traveled up a 15-foot grassy embankment, plowed through a chain-link fence and overturned on the elevated bike path.
As the SUV overturned, it struck Venuto and Herdelin-Doherty. Venuto was pronounced dead at the scene by San Diego Fire-Rescue Department paramedics.
Still makes me sick to think about it. RIP Nick Venuto.
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Patrick Ytsma, 53 Died yesterday after being on life support for four days. As a result of life-threatening injuries he received, when he was hit from behind by a vehicle.
Keep the family of Megan Baab in your thoughts and prayers. Megan, a freshman on the cycling team of Lees-McRae College, was hit and killed during a training ride by another college student, Mitchell James Epley, who fell asleep at the wheel while driving home for Christmas. I didn't know her, but a lot of my friends did, since she grew up in this area and rode for the cycling team of one of the LBSs.
You may also want to keep the young man that hit her in your prayers too. The guilt he is feeling must be overwhelming.