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Old 07-23-13, 12:38 PM   #1
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Fatality in Lakewood, Colorado

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Bicyclist killed after colliding with semi in Lakewood

Brad Bogott, 7NEWS
07/23/2013 10:01 AM MDT - A bicyclist died after a crash involving a semi Tuesday morning in Lakewood, police said. The incident happened about 8:20 a.m. on Garrison Street just off of West Sixth Avenue.




This is an intersection of 3 streets forming the letter 'K'. in addition, the streets are narrow, AND an off ramp from the 6th avenue expressway runs into the K also. no shoulder on garrison. the north side of 6th avenue isn't much better.

be careful out there, folks!
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Old 07-23-13, 01:14 PM   #2
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More details...http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...uesday-morning

Looks like a right hook by the truck.
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Old 07-23-13, 01:30 PM   #3
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That's sad . . . for everyone. Kinds of goes with the other current thread in this sub-forum. The one about lights during the day. The shook-up river admits that he did not see the recumbent. Perhaps he would have if the cyclist was using strobes.

Try to ride safe everyone. Assume they are "out to get you".
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Of course the driver is shaken up and I feel bad for him. I also wonder when I read about a rider or pedestrian getting struck, did the vehicle driver actually signal and really take a good look before making the turn, pulling, out, etc...? Did the cyclist put himself in a bad position by riding next to the semi on the right? They are known to take wide right turns.

Just a bad situation for everyone involved.

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The 'I didn't see him/her' excuse gets' used again. That is what side-view mirrors are for. So the motorist does see someone, regardless of making a right-turn, or changing lanes.

This accident, sort of reminds me of a video posted on BF eons ago. It was a guy on a recumbent bike in Saudi Arabia, in high speed traffic. While it looked nice, it also gave me the shakes. Because he wasn't going very fast at all.
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Hum. In most every right hook the motor vehicle has already passed the bike. This driver may be admitting he was unable or unwilling to see a vehicle he passed.
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The 'I didn't see him/her' excuse gets' used again. That is what side-view mirrors are for. So the motorist does see someone, regardless of making a right-turn, or changing lanes.

This accident, sort of reminds me of a video posted on BF eons ago. It was a guy on a recumbent bike in Saudi Arabia, in high speed traffic. While it looked nice, it also gave me the shakes. Because he wasn't going very fast at all.
Not sure if the victim woud really have been more visible if they were on an upright if the driver didn't use his mirrors. Same thing happened to a woman in Boston IIRC. Hell, in my neighborhood I saw a woman in a Hummer push a kid right into the curb doing a "parallel right". Safest place at an intersection is right in the middle of the f'n lane- bike lane or no.
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Safest place at an intersection is right in the middle of the f'n lane- bike lane or no.
This is my general road position when I'm either stopped or approaching an intersection, provided that there isn't an extremely long line of cars already waiting at the intersection.
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