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Advertising misrepresents bicycling

By • Aug 14th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents, Stuff I found on the web

Found here Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Advertising misrepresents bicycling From the Birmingham News (AL), 08.13.08: Positives of bicycling often not portrayed in ads Most images of cycling presented in mass market ads follow one of two distinct approaches–one positive, albeit often nostalgic, the other unfortunately negative. This dichotomy neatly reflects the conflicted perception of the [...]



Man OD’s on 5 perscription drugs, kills cyclist, gets 60 days in jail.

By • Jul 25th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

Bicyclist Vilhelm Hesness was hit and killed by an SUV last summer as he was riding lawfully on Manchaca Road near FM 1626 in South Austin. The driver who hit him, Richard Alan Lee, was under the influence of five prescription drugs at the time, including sedatives, an antidepressant, and a tranquilizer, according to toxicology [...]



Bicycle fatality fourth in Fort Collins in last 10 years

By • Jul 24th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

The death of Rebecca Allen, 32, was just the fourth fatality in Fort Collins in the last 10 years in a vehicle vs. bicyclist collision, according to the Fort Collins Department of Transportation. http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080723/UPDATES01/80723042/1002/NEWS01



Woman hit by car “Drove bike into traffic”

By • Jul 17th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

What the hell does “Drove bike into traffic” mean? Does it mean she operated her bicycle on the roadway? Turned into traffic and headed towards the cars? It is not clear to me…



Coopersville teen in fair condition after bicycle hit by van

By • Jul 17th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

http://blog.mlive.com/…een_in_fair_cond.html Something sounds off about the story: “Police reported that witnesses said Louis Suarez, 31, of Muskegon was driving his 2001 Pontiac Montana south on 68th Avenue. Suarez was moving over to pass McPherson when the biker suddenly swerved left in front of the van. The incident remains under investigation.”



Girl on bike hit by unmarked police car

By • Jul 14th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1054405,bikehit071408.article In Chicago: July 14, 2008 Recommend (1) FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS A reported 9-year-old girl who was struck by an unmarked police car while riding a bicycle on Saturday night in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood has been released from the hospital. About 8:40 p.m., an unmarked squad car struck a girl on a [...]



Some drivers are just murderers. Be careful.

By • Jul 13th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

http://laist.com/2008/07/07/road_rage_motorist_vs_cyclists_on_m.php http://laist.com/2008/07/07/update_on_bicycle_accident.php This guy needs to lose his license for life, and probably do some prison time.



Bicycle rider in critical condition after being hit by a car on Jefferson Avenue.

By • Jul 12th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

http://www.dailypress.com/…cident_0713jul13,0,628122.story



Yep, you gotta be drunk to get arrested when you kill a cyclist

By • Jul 12th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

http://www.jsonline.c…=7/10/2008&id=42947



WI bicyclist dies after being hit by semi

By • Jul 12th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents

http://www.kare11….storyid=517621&catid=14