Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dallas Cyclist Struck By Car

March 17, 2011, Dallas.

At about 11:30 PM a local man on a bicycle was struck by a car on Buckner Blvd. while crossing the I-30 freeway. Witnesses said he was traveling in the right lane rather than on the wide shoulder, and that he had blinking lights and reflectors.

A "trained crash investigator" from the Dallas Police Department said the blame for the accident rests with the cyclist. "It's just common sense; You are begging for trouble if you ride in the roadway when there is a good shoulder nearby."

The cyclist was taken to Baylor hospital and released. The motorist was shaken up but refused medical treatment at the scene.


  1. Did the crash investigator explain how the absence of a shoulder creates a situation in which the cyclist that is using the roadway is NOT "begging for trouble?" Are motorists somehow prevented from striking cyclists in front of them if a shoulder is not present? Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. As the shoulder was this motorist's escape route, it is not clear how being there at that moment was a "safer" place than the roadway.