I was just perusing the 'Memory' sticky, when I came across post #69 on page 3: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...atements/page3
The post that was quoted, had a link to the story posted in the San Jose Mercury News. Since I couldn't find it at the specific link given, I decided to look through the paper's archives. What has happened since then, is pathetic. While these are only blurbs to the actually stories, I have them listed chronologically without the dates, just to show how the 'system' dropped the ball. This is what I found:
TRUCKING FIRM BLAMES ROAD FOR BIKER'S DEATH
A trucker involved in a fatal crash with a bicyclist near Portola Valley last November and his employer want San Mateo County to pick up the tab if they lose a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the woman's family. Claim seeks to have San Mateo County pay judgment in wrongful death lawsuit
In a claim the Board of Supervisors will consider at its meeting Tuesday, Gabriel Manzur Vera and Castroville-based demolition company Randazzo Enterprises are seeking indemnity from the suit.FAMILY ALLEGES POOR ROADS LED TO DEADLY CRASH
The family of a Los Altos Hills woman killed Nov. 4 when her bicycle collided with a big rig on Alpine Road near Portola Valley has filed a claim against San Mateo County that alleges dangerous road conditions contributed to the crash.
According to the complaint, the roadway that Lauren Ward, 47, died on was negligently designed, constructed and maintained. In addition, it was inadequately marked for traffic.
"As a direct and proximate result of the dangerous conditions.DRIVER IN FATAL CRASH AND HIS EMPLOYER SUE COUNTY
A big-rig driver involved in a fatal crash with a bicyclist near Portola Valley last fall and his employer have sued San Mateo County to indemnify themselves against a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the woman's family. Man and his employer seek to be indemnified against family's lawsuit.
Gabriel Manzur Vera and Castroville-based demolition company Randazzo Enterprises named the county as a cross-defendant in court documents filed this month.The worst of all those stories, is that the CHP was blaming the dead cyclist right from the very beginning. Before they had done any investigation.CYCLIST RULED NOT AT FAULT IN COLLISION THAT KILLED HER
Following an investigation that spanned 10 months, the California Highway Patrol said it no longer believes bicyclist Lauren Ward, of Los Altos Hills, was at fault for the Alpine Road collision that killed her late last year.
A CHP Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team concluded through additional forensic testing and a reconstruction of the Nov. 4 crash in which the left front end of Gabriel Mansur Vera's 26-wheel rig struck the right rear portion of Ward's