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Old 08-10-06, 11:33 AM   #1
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a very bad week in nyc: messenger killed, two kids killed, cyclist hit and injured

a messenger was hit by a truck on 29th and 9th today. some details here

a cyclist was hit and badly injured in williamsburg last night on s4 and roebling, and two kids were killed in brooklyn and the bronx earlier in the week.

some details here

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Old 08-10-06, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-06, 12:18 PM   #3
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Yeah I've been in two pretty bad accidents in the last month. Be careful out there.
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Old 08-10-06, 12:31 PM   #4
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that's terrible. i was riding to work in the area right about when it happened, but didn't see anything.
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Old 08-10-06, 12:47 PM   #5
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damn. way too many accidents!

anyone know if w-burg bridge is open this afternoon? something on that site says it's closed, but it was open this morning.
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Old 08-10-06, 01:45 PM   #6
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Very sad news.

Riding a bike in this city should not be a life-ending occurrence.
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Old 08-10-06, 02:03 PM   #7
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It's been a pretty bloody summer for cyclists so far.
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Old 08-10-06, 02:15 PM   #8
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bad f*cken news right there. always heats up in the summer

BFC people, BFC!
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Old 08-10-06, 02:31 PM   #9
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****in weak

i narrowly escaped a yellow bullet the other night
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Old 08-10-06, 07:52 PM   #10
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Man I hate hearing news like that. Another thing, have your bikes checked regulary! especially if you ride it daily.
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Old 08-10-06, 09:14 PM   #11
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for this we must double our efforts to spread positivity
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someone posted on a blog to assume that especially trucks and buses have no clue
people ride bikes. i think that this is a very good rule of thumb,
also they are probably really stressed and not paying attention anyways.
i got hit by a van in a similar thing to this cat a few weeks back but
it wasnt serious.
i feel bad for this brother, sorry to hear this.
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Old 08-11-06, 04:50 AM   #13
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bottom line- the city needs to do more to ensure the safety of city cyclists.
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Old 08-11-06, 05:26 AM   #14
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that is really sad...i hate hearing things like this....i learned a lesson today...stay out of the right hook
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Old 08-11-06, 07:35 AM   #15
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My cousin was telling me about getting bumped and almost run into a parked car by a dollar van on Flatbush Ave. Now he's wary of riding to Prospect Park. And this is a guy that got hit by a jeepney in Manila while riding to work and still made it to work on time. I gave him some ideas on different routes, but basically, the message is, be careful, measure the risks on your route carefully and ride appropriately.
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Old 08-11-06, 08:17 AM   #16
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Big Jonny

That sucks! The Big Man over at www.drunkcyclist.com got hit by some @hole while in the bike lane!
http://www.azdailysun.com/articles/2...t#blogcomments
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Old 08-11-06, 08:53 AM   #17
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Terrible news.
I was pushed out of my bike lane and eventually pushed over by a driver who didn't see me while they were merging in to traffic. Luckily the light behind me was red so no cars were coming. I was really lucky and the fall was minor. I gave her a piece of my mind and squeezed $450 out of her though. I wish these other folks could have been as lucky.
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Old 08-11-06, 08:58 AM   #18
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this is ****ty news. a friend of mine got doored here in philly yesterday.
boo to drivers.
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Old 08-11-06, 04:43 PM   #19
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i seen the dude that got hit in williamsburg on the st. i hope his alright ....
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"A hit-and-run thug drag-racing in a stolen car killed a man riding a bicycle in Brooklyn yesterday, then brazenly hopped into a car driven by his speedster buddy and fled, police said."

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionaln...ip_messing.htm

be careful out there. it isn't getting any better.
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That sucks. When I saw drag racing, I thought it'd be down by Starret City.
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Old 08-21-06, 12:22 PM   #22
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"A hit-and-run thug drag-racing in a stolen car killed a man riding a bicycle in Brooklyn yesterday, then brazenly hopped into a car driven by his speedster buddy and fled, police said."
I wonder if the police really said "hit-and-run thug" and "speedster buddy"

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...And neither is the writing in the Post, apparently.
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jesus...
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...And neither is the writing in the Post, apparently.
yeah, I tried desperately to find the story on a different website...
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NY1: http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index...id=1&aid=61959
NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/21/ny...mbrfs-001.html
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