Really? Feeling a Bit Sick at the Moment.

I just read about an avid cyclist – a small bike shop owner and cycling advocate in Baltimore – who was struck by a motorist. The man was a husband and father. Forensics showed he was alive for some time after being struck. The motorist left the scene without tending to the man or calling 911. She returned twenty minutes later. The man died of head trauma but might have responded more favorably to immediate attention. She is an Episcopal Bishop serving in the Baltimore community with a previous history of DUI and possession of marijuana. She plead to lesser non-possession charges in that case.

Tragic. I hope, but do not trust, she’ll feel the full weight of judicial consequence for her commission of vehicular manslaughter.

Meanwhile, here’s a re-mention of my earlier pass along post about the Bicyclists’ Blackbox:

Remember, consider riding with others, buy and wear a good helmet, ride with your heads on the swivel, and keep your ears open.

Have a Safe and Happy New Year — Allez!

Published by cfheidel

Chuck Heidel here. Father of eight, married to lovely heroic Alice over 30 years. I'm a former midlife recreational cyclist, who was hit by a motorist while out riding in August 2009. Further validating Sir Isaac Newton's notions, the score that day was: Cars: 1. Bikes: 0, and I became a C7 tetraplegic, paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Author of WheeledWords:

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