Tragedy struck on one of my frequent loops and within a mile of my house.
This occured at the bottom of a nice long downhill (off ramp from a draw bridge). I often hit well over 30mph on this smooth stretch of road which gives me a nice boost to climb the following rise.
I'll not attempt to reconstruct this accident nor try to place any blame. Other than the helmet part, I can easily envision myself inadvertantly getting caught in the same situation. It's easy to slip up and put yourself or another in harms way.
I have no idea how fast either party was going or what may have contributed to this horrific accident. I feel terribly sorry for the driver and for both families involved.
I am certain, however, that we all need to be vigilant out there for our own safety and for the safety of those around us.
Every time I ride that section of road I'll be thinking of that young lady, the driver, and their families and freinds who have been so tragically affected by this accident.