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Please tell me the young lady is OK?! from what i heard was that a city truck ran the stop sighn and hit the young lady. this is right in front of the wild goose. thoughts and prayers are with her!

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The only person who knows what really happened is the girl in the hospital and the driver of the truck that hit her. I hope she recovers from this tragedy. I see both drivers and cyclists in the wrong all the time- all it takes is a combination of distracted driving and a cyclist rolling through a stop to cause serious injury. I don't know if that was the case here, but sometimes there is no blame that can really be assigned, nor does assigning blame solve the problem or stop what has already happened.

Each day, I see so many people driving like maniacs and I also see people cycling unsafely. The other day I witnessed a cyclist ride through a solid red light on Lincoln, almost get creamed by cross traffic who had the green light, and then he cursed and flipped off the drivers.  On the flipside of that, I had a taxi behind me, while I was waiting for the light to change to go straight, honking and almost pushing up on my rear tire, yelling that he wanted to turn right and I should get the hell out of his way. In both scenarios- people are just not thinking out there. 

 

Both drivers and cyclists talking on cell phones, or being distracted, trying to get somewhere as fast as they can, etc., especially on these warmer days, will lead to more accidents. All we can do as cyclists is try our best to keep ourselves safe as best we can. 

 

My only advice is for everyone to keep yourself safe, at least slow down and look before rolling through a stop sign if you don't normally stop, and just try to be careful out there.

 

Again, my thoughts and prayers are with the cyclist and may she make a good recovery. 

H3N3, I was not quoting the article as I had not read it at that point. I did not see the accident so I cannot say with 100% accuracy that the cyclist did in fact blow the stop sign, I should have added that I believe that both parties blew the stop. I was merely speculating based on the scene I saw.

A large streets and San truck does not have incredible acceleration nor does a bike. It is a four way stop. So technically nobody should have been going so fast as to not be able to avoid stopping unless both unfortunately were distracted, or did not stop.

Yes but trucks are harder to stop and turn, so the truck might have stopped, due to their mass it takes very little speed to kill someone or completely destroy anything they hit. Which is why I try hard to avoid trucks and buses, and even sit behind them at stops instead of trying to split the lane to get to the front like I sometimes do with cars, depending on how wide the street is.

 

I don't like when articles say someone blew a stop, since usually it is just the word of the driver, who usually thinks they are being honest even if they are not actually accurate (witnesses are horribly inaccurate) . But I know plenty of times when I commute I'll slowly roll through a stop, which can be dangerous because drivers do the same thing. Sometimes I think I need to be more careful when there is cross traffic and just stop with my foot on the ground. (I also think I need to get a helmet cam, in case I do ever get in an accident.)

I doubt anyone can know for sure what percentage of drivers, riders and pedestrians navigate the streets like maniacs.

Perhaps, it would be safe to assume that the majority walk, ride and drive responsibly, otherwise we'd all be dead by now.

Unfortunately, it takes just one idiot to kill you. The best you can do is not to be that idiot.

 

As an atheist, I can offer no prayers, but, of course, I wish her well.


Melanie said:

The only person who knows what really happened is the girl in the hospital and the driver of the truck that hit her. I hope she recovers from this tragedy. I see both drivers and cyclists in the wrong all the time- all it takes is a combination of distracted driving and a cyclist rolling through a stop to cause serious injury. I don't know if that was the case here, but sometimes there is no blame that can really be assigned, nor does assigning blame solve the problem or stop what has already happened.

Each day, I see so many people driving like maniacs and I also see people cycling unsafely. The other day I witnessed a cyclist ride through a solid red light on Lincoln, almost get creamed by cross traffic who had the green light, and then he cursed and flipped off the drivers.  On the flipside of that, I had a taxi behind me, while I was waiting for the light to change to go straight, honking and almost pushing up on my rear tire, yelling that he wanted to turn right and I should get the hell out of his way. In both scenarios- people are just not thinking out there. 

 

Both drivers and cyclists talking on cell phones, or being distracted, trying to get somewhere as fast as they can, etc., especially on these warmer days, will lead to more accidents. All we can do as cyclists is try our best to keep ourselves safe as best we can. 

 

My only advice is for everyone to keep yourself safe, at least slow down and look before rolling through a stop sign if you don't normally stop, and just try to be careful out there.

 

Again, my thoughts and prayers are with the cyclist and may she make a good recovery. 

How do we get an update? I think she probably would have been taken to Masonic.
any update now?
I had written to the reporter that authored one of the stories but never got any reply. Not sure what else to do.
i work at the jewel right in front of said accident, when one of my fellow employees decided to tell me that she didn't make it,,,,i was totally blown away! Only to later find out that she was talking about another accident,,,,phhheeww,,,still hoping for a good update on the young lady.

fantastic idea. 



Chris B said:

Yes but trucks are harder to stop and turn, so the truck might have stopped, due to their mass it takes very little speed to kill someone or completely destroy anything they hit. Which is why I try hard to avoid trucks and buses, and even sit behind them at stops instead of trying to split the lane to get to the front like I sometimes do with cars, depending on how wide the street is.

 

I don't like when articles say someone blew a stop, since usually it is just the word of the driver, who usually thinks they are being honest even if they are not actually accurate (witnesses are horribly inaccurate) . But I know plenty of times when I commute I'll slowly roll through a stop, which can be dangerous because drivers do the same thing. Sometimes I think I need to be more careful when there is cross traffic and just stop with my foot on the ground. (I also think I need to get a helmet cam, in case I do ever get in an accident.)

Very well said!

Serge Lubomudrov said:

I doubt anyone can know for sure what percentage of drivers, riders and pedestrians navigate the streets like maniacs.

Perhaps, it would be safe to assume that the majority walk, ride and drive responsibly, otherwise we'd all be dead by now.

Unfortunately, it takes just one idiot to kill you. The best you can do is not to be that idiot.

 

As an atheist, I can offer no prayers, but, of course, I wish her well.

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