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Cyclist hurt on Houston St in NYC today?

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Old 06-22-05, 11:29 AM
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Cyclist hurt on Houston St in NYC today?

does anybody know anything about this?
my friend called me up today and told me about a cyclist getting pushed under a truck.
please post any information.
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Old 06-22-05, 11:48 AM
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I got first hand info. It is not looking good for the guy. They took him away in an ambulance, but he looked pretty bad. The area is still roped off. A few time's up members and messengers tried to identify the bike, but did not recognizie it.

edit: I did not see the accident itself.
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Old 06-22-05, 11:51 AM
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where on houston?
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Old 06-22-05, 11:54 AM
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Elizabeth St. and Houston. Truck was heading west. Rider found in crosswalk.
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Old 06-22-05, 11:55 AM
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Jesus Christ, a ****ing nother one.

Hope he pulls through.
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Old 06-22-05, 11:58 AM
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wow. godspeed.
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Old 06-22-05, 12:00 PM
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i work for fdny as an emt...i will try to find/post more info later tonight when i go in to work
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Old 06-22-05, 12:49 PM
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Damn! So freaking dangerous out there! All it takes is ONE inattentive driver and your life can change in a heartbeat.
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while looking for some kind of news about this accident, i found another :

2 die in bike crash horror
BY LISA MUNOZ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

A Coram man high on drugs plowed his SUV into a couple riding their bikes along Sunrise Highway in Oakdale, then kept going with one of the victims stuck in his windshield, cops said yesterday.

Edwin Jones, 42, drifted onto the shoulder of the highway, hitting 21-year-old Veronique Archer and her boyfriend, Arthur Ashe, 40, both of Central Islip, Suffolk Police Detective Sgt. Michael Tarulli said.

Ashe died at the scene. Archer died early yesterday after she was removed from Jones' windshield and flown to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Jones, whose driver's license had been suspended five times for failure to pay child support, tried to flee the accident scene, but a landscaping truck blocked his exit from the highway until police arrived and arrested him, cops said.

He "continued driving 1,000 feet with the female victim embedded in his windshield, only stopping due to a witness who blocked his effort to leave the accident scene," said Bob Clifford, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota.

Archer's grief-stricken older brother, Jean-Marc, said his family was devastated, but will reserve judgement until they get more information from police.

"I don't want to start passing judgment on anybody yet," he said. "I don't want this to be an angry mob or [have Jones] let go unnecessarily."

Jean-Marc Archer said the couple bought their bicycles two days before the accident.

Jones has 14 prior arrests, including several felony charges for selling and possessing drugs.

"He told police that he was addicted to heroin," Clifford said, adding that police are waiting for blood results that will show what drugs Jones may have had in his system.

Jones was arraigned Tuesday for leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle while on drugs. His bail was set at $105,000.

Originally published on June 22, 2005
http://nydailynews.com/front/story/321397p-274606c.html
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Originally Posted by Pat Eisenhauer
Jesus Christ, a ****ing nother one.
same thought too. this is happening way to much. especially coming off the news of that 12 year old boy stuck on his bike by a livery cab driver on tuesday.

EDIT: just saw the post by turd. i hadn't heard about that one. this is a horrible week apparently.
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"Andrew Ross Morgan, 25, from Brooklyn was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.
Report came from Lincoln Anderson."

Just received this. Lincoln works for the NY Times.
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i was fearing that would be the outcome. RIP andrew.
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man oh man. what a shame...
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this sh1t is getting crazy and needs to stop immediately.
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my condolences to his family and friends. I hope the driver actually gets charged this time and not just get a slap on the writst. This is getting rediculous and making me depressed. I don't used to worry about getting run over so much but now it's on my mind more often when i ride in the city.
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so, what is it now...3 dead and 1 kid seriously injuried for this week alone?? it's only wednesday.
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4 people hit? all in NYC?
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Jesus. Scary, scary stuff. How much longer must we put up with this? Why, especially in NYC where cars are SO unnecesary, is this kind of death toll acceptable???
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check this out http://www.kron4.com/Global/story.asp?S=3504626
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
so, what is it now...3 dead and 1 kid seriously injuried for this week alone?? it's only wednesday.
apparently the kid was trying out one of those 'pocket bikes' (mini-crotch rockets) and went straight into the street while a bus was coming down. when you're on one of those things you are literally like 2 feet tall..
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Originally Posted by turd
apparently the kid was trying out one of those 'pocket bikes' (mini-crotch rockets) and went straight into the street while a bus was coming down. when you're on one of those things you are literally like 2 feet tall..
oh, wow i didn't realize that. i thought he was on a tradional bike. this is the story i'm referring to. same thing you're talking about?

http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index...id=1&aid=51684
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
oh, wow i didn't realize that. i thought he was on a tradional bike. this is the story i'm referring to. same thing you're talking about?

http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index...id=1&aid=51684
oh no! diff't kid.. i had read this:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/lo...,4300226.story
"An 8-year-old boy trying out a brand new mini motor scooter rode into his Mastic street Tuesday morning and was hit by a small school bus, Suffolk police said."
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gosh this is the most depressing thread ever. poop.
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Time for some counterpoint (after just commuting home by bike)-

How many people died in vehicular accidents today?

At least 125 died today in the US in vehicles if you take 45,000/365

Does it make any sense to highlight every accident in the world and extrapolate that it is somehow "dangerous" to bike or drive?

I don't want to take away from the tragedies, but lets keep this in perspective.

How many obesity or sedantary lifestyle deaths occurred today?

On the flip side, that guy that killed that couple and kept driving with her in the windshield deserves to die a slow and painful death- the sooner the better.
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according to bicyclesafe.com 1 in every 54 motorized vehicle deaths is a cyclist. who knows how accurate that is, but if i'm gonna get killed by a car it better damn well be on my bike.

other fun facts: most auto deaths occur in Texas, California, and New York. Nearly 50% of those killed are children (passengers) or at least that was true last time I checked (2003).

this is a really good, sane site, and it's worth a read if you haven't looked at it already. http://bicyclesafe.com/

some may especially enjoy the author's treatise on helmet use.
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