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    Anaheim School Bus driver has hit 2 cyclists, but

    I read the OCRegister most everyday. This bus driver mentioned in article below has been written about before by them, even by a Watchdog reporter, a reporter that only gets involved when the authoritys are messing up and things are not working.

    Man hit by school bus while riding bike sues Anaheim Union High School District: Crime Blog: Orange County Register

    At first I assume that the driver is at fault, however, I remember what its like riding my bike in Stanton, Anaheim, and GG - the Salmon riders are everywhere and they are kamikaze. I have had multiple close calls with them coming out of nowhere at high speed.

    If this rider was riding in the street in direction with traffic, I can sympathize with him. If he was riding against traffic and collided with the Bus as she made the right turn, then he was asking for trouble.

    Watchout for Salmons in Central OC, they are as dangerous as any rogue car.
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    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
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    I see more Salmon on my commute through La Mirada, Norwalk and Los Angeles than I do in O.C. But yes, some in O.C. too.

    The worst are the Ninja Salmon since you have no idea that they are there until it's (almost) too late.

    Scary stuff. Be careful out there!

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    I've talked to a few Human Salmon and they have no idea what I am talking about. Wrong side of the street? F----You I'm right where I want to be...and so on. Can't rely on Common Sense. Look at all the night riders with no lights and all blacked out. A common occurrence here in Anaheim. I don't know how they have made it so far when I get hit doing everything right. ( ran over from behind by 4 texting MollyMaids ) Mid-day bright clothing. At least Larry Parker got me a Crapload of money and I am somewhat recovered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendopolo View Post
    I've talked to a few Human Salmon and they have no idea what I am talking about.
    I don't waste my time. I just move out into the lane and go well around them. Salmoning cyclists and joggers in the bike lane are among the lowest level threats I face while riding.

    I was behind a cyclist in the bike lane riding past a parked bus and a salmoner popped out in front of him last minute (salmoner was hidden by the bus). The guy yelled at the salmomer who used the word "bro" like five times trying to defend himself.

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    Doesn't look good for the city even though the salmon got hit. I have a feeling they will settle out of court for around $450k and medical expenses.

    The accident was captured by a surveillance camera at a nearby apartment complex. The video, obtained by the Register, shows the bus slowly rolling through a stop sign and then hitting Medina, who curls into the fetal position as the vehicle runs over his body

    Court records show that Hernandez had a series of traffic tickets before the incident but was not prosecuted in at least two cases after police officers failed to show up at her court hearings.

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    I have no sympathy for idiots. I was driving a few weeks ago at a very busy intersection at night and I saw a guy on a mountain bike with no lights or reflectors or helmet come off the sidewalk at the intersection into on coming traffic.
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    Human Salmon; that's a new term to me. It's perfect! I dont see to many on my commute, with the exception of my stretch through Lake Forest.
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