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Old 12-09-11, 10:02 AM   #1
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Kirkland Cyclist Killed

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/B...135249398.html

Verry sad story. Prayers and thoughts for his family and friends. Has me rethinking putting off the purchase of a YJA.
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Old 12-09-11, 10:30 AM   #2
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:/ My heart goes out to any family/friends of the cyclist.. and on that note, why the hell do we allow people to drive 2 ton vehicles in the dark?
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Old 12-09-11, 11:25 AM   #3
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This story has me sick. This happened a few miles from my house and I've ridden through that intersection many times. This was completely avoidable. The driver was impaired.

This slide show of photos from the accident site is chilling and heartbreaking.
http://www.kirotv.com/gallery/news/s...d/gJzW/#932726

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Old 12-09-11, 12:27 PM   #4
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what is going on this year... such a bad bad bad year
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Very well lit intersection with the cyclist in full reflective gear and with lights and an impaired driver. Love to see how the bike haters will spin this one.
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So So Sad...Good TV report.
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Old 12-10-11, 03:06 PM   #7
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I went through that intersection this morning to pay my respects. There was a nice memorial set up on the corner with a sign and flower and candles burning. May he rest in peace.
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Please provide any updates. Looking at the report, photos and video; this appears to be a head on collision.
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Has me rethinking putting off the purchase of a YJA.
What's a YJA?
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Yellow Jacket of Authority
http://brettok.blogspot.com/2008/06/race-for-yja.html
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Old 12-12-11, 10:38 AM   #11
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Ah. I like to call mine the Jacket of God. My Canari is pretty much the perfect jacket for cycling.
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Old 12-12-11, 06:33 PM   #12
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Today the driver was charged with vehicular homicide. More details are coming out about the circumstances of the crash....

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/artic...sh-2398246.php
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Old 12-13-11, 12:23 AM   #13
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Today the driver was charged with vehicular homicide. More details are coming out about the circumstances of the crash....

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/artic...sh-2398246.php
When I clicked on the news video, an ad for Subaru came up touting how fun they are to drive. I wish fewer people used their cars irresponsibly while "having fun".
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Old 12-13-11, 09:00 AM   #14
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If you want to be even more disgusted with this scumbag driver, read this:

Nerds in Seattle


My condolences to the family of the cyclist.

On Edit: Fixed URL

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Old 12-13-11, 08:21 PM   #15
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Followed link and received the following:

"Page not found
Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog Nerds in Seattle does not exist."

Looks like the content filter altered the link you posted due to a certain obscene word, containing the letters A,F,G,O & T. Just go to the Nerds in Seattle home page, and select the archive page for December, 2011, that starts with "Hey, f-" to reach the referenced entry.
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