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Woman charged in death of cyclist.

Old 02-05-20, 04:27 PM
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Woman charged in death of cyclist.

Reading some of the other threads here piqued my curiosity. I remember a fatal accident that happened here shortly after I moved and started working on the base.

Turns out, the woman who caused the accident was actually charged with a reasonable crime.

https://www.deseret.com/2019/5/9/206...killed-cyclist

Amber Stephanie Fain, 39, of Ogden, was charged in 2nd District Court with causing a death while driving with controlled substances in her body, a second-degree felony, and drug possession, a class A misdemeanor.
I haven't seen the results of the trial yet, but I suspect it's still pending.

I didn't know the rider, but I rode that same stretch of road every day at that time (I've moved since) and it wasn't particularly dangerous, as there is a wide (wide enough for a full vehicle lane) bike lane there, but the speed limit is 55, and I've seen some pretty bad driving along that stretch when I was going that way.

I still ride that route occasionally, but I really watch my rear view mirror carefully and I'm prepared to ditch if I have to at the critical areas. The problem is that the bike lane turns into a right turn lane a couple times there, and people are often tailgating so closely that they pull into the turn lane and wouldn't have time to react and miss a bike only going ~20 mph.
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Old 02-06-20, 12:30 PM
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Old 03-06-20, 08:44 AM
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It seems to be very dangerous road. Especially after this situation all bike riders should even more careful then ever before
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Old 03-06-20, 10:29 AM
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Very dangerous? I don't know. I see what looks like a well maintained parallel path that is separate from the main roadway. That's where I would have been riding. In any case the "bike lane" while not up to the same standard as either of the vehicle lanes would have been fine with 32mm clinchers and bigger. The driver was impaired. That is what caused the ̶a̶c̶c̶i̶d̶e̶n̶t̶ crash. That doesn't happen every minute of the day. All that said, I'm glad I chose Portland, OR as a place to live. It may not have those amazing mountains, but it does have Mt. Hood (when you can see it), and if/when a driver decides to go off script they have to contend with not one, but a half dozen or more Millenials on a wide variety of the bicycle builders art. Keeps them honest for the most part.
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Old 03-06-20, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
Very dangerous? I don't know. I see what looks like a well maintained parallel path that is separate from the main roadway.
Yeah the path, as often is the case for bike paths, only last for 2 blocks.
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Sad thing is, were it not for the drugs, she'd be able to keep on driving without any consequences.
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Old 03-09-20, 10:02 PM
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Why is there a fence. Between the road, and the bike path, on one side of the road? But not on the other side of the road.
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Old 03-10-20, 08:40 PM
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Why is there a fence. Between the road, and the bike path, on one side of the road? But not on the other side of the road.
That side is a military base and that is a road that goes around the runway. No bikepath on that side.
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That side is a military base and that is a road that goes around the runway. No bikepath on that side.
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