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    Senior Member Black wallnut's Avatar
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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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    :/ 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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    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

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the victim.

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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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    No, not really. Mr. Cranky's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
    Has me rethinking putting off the purchase of a YJA.
    What's a YJA?
    Last edited by Doohickie; 12-10-11 at 11:24 PM.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Ah. I like to call mine the Jacket of God. My Canari is pretty much the perfect jacket for cycling.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Cranky View Post
    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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    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
    Last edited by woodway; 12-13-11 at 08:57 PM.

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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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