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One who didn't make it ....
This occurred April 07 of this year to a friend of ours. I decided even though it's been awhile, I should post it..... hoping that it may help someone else avoid it.
4 lane one way street. No other real traffic. Occurred in the afternoon on a sunny nice day. SUV in the far right lane.... bike in the 2nd lane from the left side of the road. Riding nearly even / parallel with each other. 18 yr girl in the SUV , decides to turn left. ..... hits our friend on the bike. He tried to steer away from her, had a helmet on, but only so much you can do in that flash of a second. She hit him and the impact ejected him from the bike. It was said that she may have been on a cell phone.
Making a left turn, from the far right lane of the road on a 4 lane one way street.
He died about 5-6 hrs later in the hospital.
I will point out, this is one reason I NEVER ride along side a vehicle or parallel with them. . They are either in front of me, or I'm in front of them, even if in different lanes. Period. I will slow down, speed up, go down another street or whatever I have to do to avoid that. This is one of the reasons why.
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Last edited by eagle; 09-29-2015 at 06:33 AM.