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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 1457
Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

9/16/13 12:13 PM

The Sad irony

Be careful out there:

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130915/NEWS02/309150036/Two-hurt-when-car-slams-into-bicyclists-Addison-County?fb_action_ids=10202129420662357&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=artsharetop&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210202129420662357%22%3A236750606477106}&action_type_map={%2210202129420662357%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map={%2210202129420662357%22%3A%22artsharetop%22}&nclick_check=1

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16692
Location: Portland, OR

9/16/13 12:24 PM

I hope that fucker gets owned, almost as much as I hope those folks reasonably recover!!

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Matthew Currie
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 768
Location: Vermont

9/16/13 3:09 PM

I do hope the people are all right, and that the driver gets some real consequences this time. Taking away his license is obviously not enough. This time they should take away his car. Let him ride a bicycle and share the road with turkeys like himself.

Right around the corner from me. And you can't use the usual excuse of narrow roads either, because although the road is indeed narrow, the motorist hit the riders going the opposite direction.

Martin Veit went through the windshield and had head and internal injuries, according to the Rutland Herald. He was still wedged in the windshield when the car hit the second rider, then hit a tree and he was ejected into the tree. Bad bad stuff.

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Matthew Currie
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Vermont

9/17/13 7:22 PM

Account in today's Herald says Veit is now in fair condition. Of course that could still mean anything better than dying, but it's a start.

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Matthew Currie
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Vermont

9/19/13 7:36 AM

Updating a little further...

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130917/NEWS07/309160034/Motorist-denies-charges-in-bicyclist-vehicle-accident

No further news on the victims.[/b]

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16692
Location: Portland, OR

9/19/13 9:36 AM

I am glad my wife is a libra. Should any similar fate or worse befall me on the bike, she is sure to look to balance the scales.

These stories piss me off, I want to smash that assholes face a few times. He belongs in jail as far as I am concerned.

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ErikS
Joined: 19 May 2005
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Location: Slowing boiling over in the steamy south, Global Warming is real

9/20/13 4:09 AM

In jail a long long time.

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

9/21/13 12:32 PM

Again sadly this time in NH

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/2-bicyclists-killed-after-being-struck-by-car-in-hampton-nh/-/11984708/22056960/-/jg39l/-/index.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wcvb%2Bchannel%2B5%2Bboston

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

9/21/13 4:22 PM

More info

http://boston.com/metrodesk/2013/09/21/two-cyclists-dead-two-injured-after-car-strikes-cyclists-hampton/0NBzkuLTn7EZbo8XrmhM3H/story.html

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Chris Klaren
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 79
Location: Iowa

9/21/13 10:05 PM

crossed into the northbound lane

Probably drunk, texting, or otherwise distracted. I hope the families' lawyers get the phone records of the driver.

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 1457
Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

9/23/13 11:54 AM

More

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130923-NEWS-130929922

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Matthew Currie
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 768
Location: Vermont

9/25/13 3:32 PM

Yikes. I hope tits and crosses don't breeze her through this one. How stupid does stupid have to get before it's too stupid?

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Garvin
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 192
Location: NH Seacoast

9/25/13 8:49 PM

Too Close to Home

I've done the Seacoast Century a half-dozen times. I was out of town for work so I knew I wouldn't ride it this year but found out one of my riding buddies was 10 feet away when she veered into his path. He was the first to call 911 and is still traumatized shell-shocked.

More details are emerging, including a second arrest from a known drug dealer....
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/second-woman-arrested-in-deaths-of-hampton-cyclists/-/9857858/22125126/-/gfpgm7/-/index.html

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