Archive for the 'getting off easy again' Category
Amine Britel, above, was killed while cycling in Newport Beach, CA on February 21.
What should it take to lose your driver’s license? From the Orange County Weekly:
Danae Marie Miller, 22, of Newport Beach, is accused of killing bicyclist Amine Britel on San Joaquin Hills Road with her car. Miller was allegedly drunk; since [...]Read More..>>
This was on the AZ Daily Star Website today:
Pedestrian struck in crosswalk dies
A 79-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on the west side last week died Sunday.
The vehicle hit Jose Jesus Garcia in a marked crosswalk near the intersection of West St. Mary’s Road and North Cherokee Avenue around 4 p.m. Wednesday, said [...]
I guess it’s time for me to report on this — but I’m pretty late to the party.
Colorado District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has dropped felony charges against Martin Joel Erzinger, a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney wealth manager who controls $1 billion in investments, because financial rules would require Erzinger to notify his clients that he [...]
Albuquerque road-rager deliberately runs over cyclist, gets charged with leaving the scene of an accident
As per usual. Story here.
I sure hope the local authorities determine that something worse than just leaving the scene of an accident occurred here.
Ed over at azbikelaw.org has posted an excellent write-up of the Doug Flynn fatality in Yuma last year. Mr. Flynn was hit head-on by a driver passing a farm vehicle.
Ed is judiciously collecting bike fatality data from all over the state. He’s doing all cyclists a great service by analyzing and [...]
This reads like it came out of the Onion. A guy gets doored, and when the police arrive they ticket him for not having a bell on his bike and apologize to the motorist who doored him.
Later that day the bicyclist gets back from the hospital to discover his bike has been stolen.
One of [...]
Ron K put this in the comments section and I thought it needed highlighting.
From the Yuma Sun:
No charges filed yet in cyclist’s death
November 26, 2009 9:45 PM
BY JAMES GILBERT, SUN STAFF WRITER
The case involving a woman whose car allegedly struck and killed a 37-year-old Yuma man two months ago has been referred back to the [...]
Thanks Nate for the link.
Apparently the poor firefighter is the one who was threatened, so he had little choice but to point a gun at the cyclist’s head and pull the trigger. But he feels just terrible about it.
Former Asheville fireman gets 4 months for shooting at cyclist
By Clarke Morrison • November 20, 2009
From the Green Valley News
Driver in fatal crash is fined
Published: Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:14 PM MST
Green Valley News
The driver of a car that struck and killed a Green Valley cyclist Sept. 3 pleaded responsible to two traffic violations and paid $254 in fines.
David Armstrong, 76, of Green Valley, pleaded responsible to “overtaking bicycles — [...]
The Green Valley News has a quite good article on Jerome Featherman, who was killed by an inattentive motorist on September 3. It seems that Mr. Featherman was a skilled and cautious cyclist, but his care and skill was no match for the man who drifted into the bike lane and drove into him [...]Read More..>>