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Old 04-12-08, 02:58 PM   #1
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Cycling Safety Advocate Killed by Pickup Truck

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/treasur...411mcbike.html

The driver ran a red light.

Sad, very sad.
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Old 04-12-08, 03:19 PM   #2
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Argh, very sad.
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My condolences the the family and friends of Donald Roseman.


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Martin sheriff's deputies are investigating the crash, which happened at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Seabranch Boulevard.

Friends speculated Roseman was heading back to his father's home in one of the developments off Seabranch when he was hit by a Dodge Ram truck driven by Paul Kleinatland, 27, of Stuart.

Kleinatland was heading north and had a red light, but ran through it when he was distracted by a water bottle that fell on the floor, deputies reported.

He was cited for the accident and the State Attorney's Office will likely review the investigation to determine if any criminal charges are indicated.
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Tragic incidents such as this emphasize just how desperately we need to educate American motorists. No, if you vehicle is moving, it is not OK to retrieve something you have dropped on the floor or to text-message or to dial the phone.
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Tragic incidents such as this emphasize just how desperately we need to educate American motorists. No, if you vehicle is moving, it is not OK to retrieve something you have dropped on the floor or to text-message or to dial the phone.
A local woman was recently charged with manslaughter after she ran into the back of a car stopped for road construction. She hit the stopped car at 60+ mph and killed the occupant, because she was in the process of paying her bills via cell phone. We're hoping she does prison time for that.

Longer term, I think autonomous vehicles may be the only solution.
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'Distracted by a water bottle' and ran a red light? How do these people even get a license? Seems to me, the more we hear of the appalling skills of drivers the more there's a case for a class action suit against the licensing body.
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A terrible accident. A local needs to keep us informed about this case.

By the way, did you note this sentence: "He spent much of his time caring for his 86-year-old father, who is very frail, and often road at night when he had a little free time." Idiot writer - worse editor.
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'Distracted by a water bottle' and ran a red light? How do these people even get a license? Seems to me, the more we hear of the appalling skills of drivers the more there's a case for a class action suit against the licensing body.
Betcha he don't get charged for involuntary manslaughter - like he should.
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Sadly, driving a car has become such a common everyday activity, people are taking the heavy responsibility of it for granted.
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Sadly, driving a car has become such a common everyday activity, people are taking the heavy responsibility of it for granted.
And the ease with which licenses are granted plays a large part in that.
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Sadly, driving a car has become such a common everyday activity, people are taking the heavy responsibility of it for granted.

good point.

what a heartbreaker of a story.

more of a reminder for those of us who sometimes drive as well as bike- pay attention!!
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:-(

look twice, x once..., hold your lane...

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