Just weeks after Adam Little was tragically killed commuting to work in the area I live, many of his best cycling companions/teammates were involved in a senseless multi-bike collision with a SUV.
And of all things...... at the exact same time the Ride of Silence was being conducted around the world........
A SUV turned left directly into the path of 12 cyclists doing one of their weekly training rides. They were near the end of their ride and were pushing the pace at 32 mph. 10 of the cyclists went down with 4 needing attention at the hospital. To make it worse the 21 yr old driver backed up and almost ran over one of the riders on the ground.......and then sped away.
I heard that he turned himself in this morning.
I know most of the cyclists in the group. I've visited the two that remain in the hospital and they are very grateful there weren't any fatalities. Amazingly just one rider had a broken collarbone. The worst injury is a very serious gash and contusion to a rider's leg from hitting the front grill of the SUV. He is not out of the woods in terms of serious muscle damage to the leg.
Here's a link to photos of the aftermath.