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    Bicyclist killed in Tampa crash

    A man on a bicycle was killed Tuesday morning when he was hit by a vehicle along a Tampa road.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the adult male victim was struck along 50th Street just south of Causeway Blvd. just after 5 a.m.

    Officials closed one northbound lane of 50th Street while they investigated the crash.

    According to Troopers, the bicyclist was traveling in the same direction as the roadway when struck by a Jeep Cherokee. Officials said the driver, who did stop, did not see the man on the bike until it was too late.

    An investigation is taking place and the identity of the victim has not been released.

    http://www.baynews9.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul01 View Post

    Officials said the driver, who did stop, did not see the man on the bike until it was too late.
    And they know this how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikdavis View Post
    And they know this how?
    Most likely since the cyclist is dead and the same senceless reply is given over and over.

    Sorry for the late reply to your thread, but I just got to it (BIG forum)

    In addition to my bicycles, I had been a motorcycle rider for over forty years. It's the same thing over and over: "I didn't see the bike/motorcycle". The results or penalty? Usually nothing. I believe that there is an assumption that the poor guy on the bike probably did 'something wrong'.

    When the question is asked, the "It's Not My Fault" reply is the first thing that comes out.

    How about: "Well officer, I was texting", "or talking on my cell phone", "or I was changing stations on the radio", or even "I was just driving along with my head up my butt and not really paying attention". "You know, That bicycle was hard to see, and what was he doing in the road anyway. Now That bike rider has gone and inconvenienced me because I'll be late for my appointment while the paramedics wipe up the blood".

    My frustration and anger through the years has been a waste of time.
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    Any time that there is a plane crash and the pilot is killed it is charged off to pilot error, same thing appies here.
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    Junior Member Daddo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjc9640 View Post
    Any time that there is a plane crash and the pilot is killed it is charged off to pilot error, same thing appies here.
    Hey Jim: It would be good if cyclists had the same chance of survival as the folks in airplanes. In a January 17, 2007 ABC News report by Nick Watt: "Staying Alive During a Plane Crash". The commented that over 95% of people in U.S. plane crashes between 1983 and 2000 survived. Hard for me to believe, but that is their claim.

    Actually "Pilot Error as the cause of an aircraft crash has hovered around the 50% mark from the 1950' through the 2000's. (http://www.planecrashinfo.com/cause.htm)

    In the topic article, it doesn't say much at all about what the guy on the bike was doing. He could have been in the middle of the lane going the wrong way, or he may have just been riding home, with traffic on the shoulder of the road.

    FHP: Hit-and-run driver called 911 from home


    But here is a new one: "Bicyclist hits, kills man on Memorial Bridge in Clearwater"
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