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Old 02-12-22, 12:59 AM
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Cycling Fatality on Mines Road

This past Sunday, the local cycling community is in mourning, as one of our beloved cyclists, Ellen, was struck in a head on collision. This was on our ACTC ride, from Livermore to Del Puerto Canyon. I ride with Ellen regularly, and was my road trip buddy on many previous organized rides (we were even on the same Bike MS team). The media has some coverage on it, https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...-valley-roads/, although we dispute the fact that she crossed the yellow line, but since we weren't there, we could not confirm that.

We are having a memorial ride Sunday, in her memory. If you are in the area, feel free to join us.

https://www.actc.org/ridestats/calen...?ride_id=26182
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@spingineer, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the memorial ride goes well.
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I'm so sorry. Please accept my condolences.
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As sad as it gets.



Club memorial page: https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2022/0...y-of-ellen-le/
News report on memorial ride: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...list-ellen-le/

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So sad. My condolences to friends and family.
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CBS5 covered the memorial ride yesterday

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Did they ever name the driver? Any chargers for the driver?
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So sad to hear. My condolences to you and her family.
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
Did they ever name the driver? Any chargers for the driver?
there never are, and just based on the report, they've already concluded at best it was mutual fault, though I really doubt it. Unless she started to lose control, or overcooked a corner, who rides over the centerline in a blind curve? Sadly this will likely be another pointless cycling death with zero repercussions for the driver. I don't even think the person who ran over that football coach in Danville was charged, and that was due to speeding.
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there never are, and just based on the report, they've already concluded at best it was mutual fault, though I really doubt it. Unless she started to lose control, or overcooked a corner, who rides over the centerline in a blind curve? Sadly this will likely be another pointless cycling death with zero repercussions for the driver. I don't even think the person who ran over that football coach in Danville was charged, and that was due to speeding.
thanks for your response. Not wanted I wanted to hear but I understand that's just how the us laws work now :/

get away with murder in an auto as long as you are not drunk

speeding ok
reckless driving ok
being a$$ hat ok
texting ok
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