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.

2 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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