20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby Kiwicyclo on Mon 1/Jul/13 8:33pm

Thoughts go out to any injured, how can not see a bunch of 20 riders and hit them from behind!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8864853 ... hit-by-car
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby znomit on Mon 1/Jul/13 8:54pm

Faaaaaark.


:(
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby Colin on Mon 1/Jul/13 9:03pm

:( :angry:
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby slidecontrol on Mon 1/Jul/13 9:03pm

yikes, time to start ringing around.... :(
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby Crashed on Mon 1/Jul/13 9:06pm

for fuck sake how can you not see 20 cyclists......we'll just have to wait to hear what the drivers lame excuse is.
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby slidecontrol on Mon 1/Jul/13 9:10pm

considering that road is almost dead straight.......
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 1/Jul/13 9:40pm

Amend the title! 20 in group, four or more hit.


What does a bunch do for tail lights on a 100kph road? Do you each have two tail lights and only use your monster flasher when at the rear?

Lately I've been noticing lots of feeble tail lights in town, not bright enough for a well-lit big fast street even if the limit is 50kph.
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby wolffman1 on Mon 1/Jul/13 11:09pm

Ouch, that's a narrow and very fast road through there.

A mate of mine was part of a similar sized group who got cleaned up by a car but that was sun blinded. He spent 6 months in hospital,Now has one leg shorter than the other but is back on the bike again. Some in the group have never gone back on the road again as are just too scared.
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby happybaboon on Tue 2/Jul/13 2:44am

Crashed wrote:for fuck sake how can you not see 20 cyclists......we'll just have to wait to hear what the drivers POLICE OFFICER'S lame excuse is.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8864853 ... hit-by-car
Police says cyclists must ensure they are visible


Whats next, cops saying rape victims ought to share some of the blame because they were wearing short skirts and makeup? 20 cyclists... If you are a competent driver it is impossible to not see that/not realise how large the group is. RABBLERABBLERABBLERABBLE
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby nagem on Tue 2/Jul/13 6:26am

:withstupid:
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby Rik on Tue 2/Jul/13 10:29am

happybaboon wrote: If you are a competent driver


There in lies the problem
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby .I. on Tue 2/Jul/13 11:01am

Kiwicyclo wrote:Thoughts go out to any injured, how can not see a bunch of 20 riders and hit them from behind!


Simonius_Titius wrote:Amend the title! 20 in group, four or more hit.

20 ?
stuff.co.nz wrote:a car drove into a group of 11 - 14 cyclists
exaggeration really doesn't help :hmmm:

but in saying that, it does really matter weather it is 1 or 20 its not good at all
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby briiii on Tue 2/Jul/13 11:04am

Yeah opening line

Police says cyclists must ensure they are visible after four cyclists were hit and injured near Hamilton tonight.


Why is it not "Driver's must ensure that it is safe to pass before doing so"???

So over reading bollocks like that.
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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 2/Jul/13 11:22am

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Re: 20 Cyclists Hit - Hamilton

Postby Reghere on Tue 2/Jul/13 11:24am

A bit more information (from Bobs bikes facebook). Seems that the car did see the cyclists, made an overtaking manovuer (that part was safe), but pulled over into the middle of the bunch.

The car did not hit the bunch from behind.

Thoughts go out to all that where in the bunch & I wish that those injured, a speedy recovery.

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