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    Woman dies after hit by bike.

    That's the headline in the local section of the OC Register today. Looks like an older lady (68), walking on the San Diego Creek trail in Irvine near the 18000 block of Harvard Ave, made a quick turn to cross the trail and was hit by a 46 year old HB resident (no name given). The article states that she fell back and hit her head and died the next day. He wasn't charged or ticketed for the accident and an officer states that there is no speed limit on the county-owned trail, just normal caution to be observed.

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    Sad for the woman and her family and sad for the cyclist. No-win, and definitely an "accident."

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Sad for the woman and her family and sad for the cyclist. No-win, and definitely an "accident."
    Yeah, from the description, we've all seen it happen; you're coming up on someone and they do a quick stop, cross the trail to go the other way and don't even look back. I guess I can understand that to an extent, some of our bikes are VERY quiet. I'm not saying that's what happened, but who knows. The paper also gives a number for any witnesses to call. The article says the guy was riding a "Giant TCR road bicycle worth several thousand dollars"...whatever that had to do with anything.
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    Oh no. How awful! I really feel for her family and the cyclist as well. I bet he feels awful! My prayers are out to both families.

    I ride that trail all the time and have often wondered if there have been any serious cyclist v. pedestrian accidents. I'm guilty at times of probably traveling too fast on the bike trail. Geez I hope they don't close the trail down. So many other trails in Irvine have already been closed due to repairs and construction.

    BTW, FYI there is a statute that says if a person is injured on a bike path maintained by an city, the City is protected from liability. ie, you can't sue them. Just something for us all to consider while out riding.

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    u lock justice for whoever rides a giant tcr road bicycle worth several thousand dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallin View Post
    u lock justice for whoever rides a giant tcr road bicycle worth several thousand dollars.
    Huh?
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    Sad.

    In college I was hit while running on that trail, near the Ralphs shopping center (Harvard and Main). Four or five guys riding abreast. One caught my arm and I went down. Skinned knees and hands for me, and the cyclists never stopped. I hated cyclists for a long time after that.

    Ten years later and I was riding there frequently, and always gave pedestrians a lot of room.
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    That's really too bad. I'm sure some legislator will look for an opportunity to require some additional safety devices, like proximity alarms.
    Unfortunately this only proves that life is very random.

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    It seems to me that one of these incidents pops up every couple years, and they usually involve an elderly ped.

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    Just an FYI for anyone - if you ride the San Diego Creek trail often you know of the large Korean/Chinese church at the corner of Havard and University. On the weekends it is an extremely busy chuch and people use the bike trail to walk to church or walk after. Alot of the older men and women are small and frail, many I bet under 100 lbs. Please ride with caution and just know this is an area that need to be watched. I always slow down nearing the church. It is a multi-use trail that means walkers, joggers, skaters, old people, young, bicyclists, commuters - all sorts of beings are there using it. Not saying don't enjoy your ride but just be aware.

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    What a shame...that's happened right where I live......my thoughts are with the ladies family...and of course the Cyclist....

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    I know....they need to put a Fence up to prevent kids running out onto the trail...

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    Anyone who is riding at excessive speeds near elderly or very young individuals on foot or bicycle while on a MUP is a selfish and reckless fool.

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    Way back when, my driving instructor said, "If a meteor falls on your windshield and you crash, it's an accident. Anything else is human error."

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    Also for the record - the estimated speed of the cyclist was listed at 15 mph.
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    My heart goes out to the family and the cyclist. In addition, I rode off of hwy 138 coming out of Crestline last Friday and fell down down 150 foot hillside, after crashing through two pine trees. No road-side barriers to stop me; no call boxes; no one stopped to help me; I was going too fast for the hairpin left-hand turn. I crashed. Then I rode 30 miles back to the car. I'm not suing the county for the torn-up asphalt and debris on the road, or the lack of barriers; my torn jersey, bibs, and smashed computer and broken chain. Not to mention my injuries.
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    Wow, sorry to hear that Bill. Are you ok?

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    That's right Brian...that's why I always find it odd every time I see a Police vehicle with "Accident investigation unit " written on the side....an accident is the culmination of a sequence of events leading up to a crash...
    I guess by accident they just mean someone didn't deliberately set out to do it??

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    Cuts and bruises on both legs, bruised kidney, theigh and shins are that weird shade of green. Scabs are coming off now. But thanks. Martial arts taught me how to fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosra451 View Post
    Cuts and bruises on both legs, bruised kidney, theigh and shins are that weird shade of green. Scabs are coming off now. But thanks. Martial arts taught me how to fall.
    Glad to hear that you came out somewhat okay...

    I feel bad for both parties on the trail... I know that I ride down that path at 25+ at times, but I also have a bell to warn people I am coming... Hopefully they are not wearing ipods in both ears and can hear me...
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    I know that I ride down that path at 25+ at times, but I also have a bell to warn people I am coming... Hopefully they are not wearing ipods in both ears and can hear me...

    Me too, good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosra451 View Post
    Cuts and bruises on both legs, bruised kidney, theigh and shins are that weird shade of green. Scabs are coming off now. But thanks. Martial arts taught me how to fall.
    glad you're OK.

    Didn't you have a crash last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosra451 View Post
    Cuts and bruises on both legs, bruised kidney, theigh and shins are that weird shade of green. Scabs are coming off now. But thanks. Martial arts taught me how to fall.
    Hmmm. Sir Isaac Newton taught me how to fall and his method hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosra451 View Post
    Martial arts taught me how to fall.
    Just be glad I have fast reflexes...


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    OK am I the only one that thinks it's just wrong to go from some poor woman dying to Jeff Spigoli? Am just saying....

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