Sincere condolences to family and friends.
This occured at what can be a tricky intersection. Be careful out there!
We use blinking red lights on the backs of our bikes and sometimes flashing or headlights, but night vision for drivers is far worse than we would like to admit. It sounds like this was a tragic lapse of judgement on the part of the riders, the same type of bad judgement that severely injured a fellow bike rider many years ago, another rider with many thousands of miles of experience. Perhaps the blinkies should also have side flashers?
That's terrible. I'm never riding my bicycle again.
But, it does sound like they turned in front of a truck - maybe they didn't see the pickup, maybe the road had a slight incline/blind spot?
That's my rationalization, because I ride early in the morning in the dark!
Sometimes I feel more visible riding at night - reflective clothing, blinking lights, headlight. Intersections would probably be the exception if the car is blowing through a light. RIP Brothers -
...If I could not ride in the dark, I'd end up walking home a lot.
I like to pretend that I'm invisible to motorists when i ride my bike, so light or dark is not much different.
It turns out a lot of the time, I'm not pretending.
Sorry to hear. That intersection looks awful.
I'd blame the person who designed that disaster of an interchange.
FWIW, I use this tail light:
It shoots red lights to the sides.
These threads never go well. My "Amazon Exec" thread, for example.
When people speculate about things that they know nothing about it just makes them look like jerks. You don't know, you were not there so just shut up.
It isn't the truth because you say it is.
Reminds me of all mountain bike only people who say you can't ride on the road safely because of all the cars.
...what it appears to ignore is the numbers of folks who get killed on bikes in the brightest of daylight.
If we can't keep this a civil discussion, we can continue this thread in the A&S forum.