Friday, May 22, 2009

In the Headlines this week

Cyclist dies after collision with car
Idaho Statesman, May 21, 2009
The cyclist, believed to be a 62-year-old man, was riding south on Milwaukee Street, where he was hit by a Dodge Neon while attempting to cross the west side of the intersection with Emerald Street on Thursday night. The cyclist was taken to a Boise hospital, where he died about two hours later from injuries sustained in the crash, police said. The cyclist was wearing a helmet, police said. The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man, is cooperating with the investigation. No arrests or citations have been filed. See TV news coverage and video here.

Track racer dies from head injuries
By Tom Held of the Journal Sentinel, May 21, 2009
Officials at the Washington Park Velodrome in Kenosha sent out word Thursday afternoon confirming that Donald Vanderbrook had died from the head injuries he suffered in a crash while racing Tuesday night. Read more.

Cyclist killed in accident remembered in "Ride of Silence"
WZZM 13 ONLINE, May 21, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - A 55-year-old man is dead after a bicycle accident on the city's northwest side. The bicyclist was hit by a city dump truck Wednesday afternoon. People rushed to his side as he lay in the street. Witnesses say they didn't hear the impact; they only heard the backup sound of the dump truck. The city worker reversed the truck once he saw the man's bike and body in his rear view mirror. Read more.

Minneapolis cyclist in bike lane killed by semi truck
By LORA PABST, Star Tribune, May 20, 2009
Minneapolis police officers investigated the wheel area of a commercial truck involved in the fatal bicycle accident today. After spending months painstakingly rebuilding his bicycle, Dennis Dumm rode it every day from his home in south Minneapolis to work on the other side of downtown. On Wednesday morning, just as Dumm took off from the bike lane at the intersection of Park Avenue and E. 14th Street, a semitrailer driver began to make a wide left turn, crossing in front of Dumm and hitting and killing the 31-year-old cyclist. Read more

Pa. man dies on mountain-biking trail in S. Utah, The Associated Press, May 20, 2009
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Authorities say a man has died on a mountain-biking trail in Washington County in southern Utah. County sheriff's deputies say 40-year-old Joseph Manning, of Avondale, Pa., died Sunday in the Little Creek area. He was mountain biking with friends but became separated from them. His friends found him near a pool of water but emergency workers couldn't revive him. Manning's body has been sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy. Washington County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rob Tersigni says foul play is not suspected.

Boy dies in bicycle accident
5/20/2009, Capital News 9
ALBANY, N.Y. -- An 11-year-old boy died Tuesday after crashing his bike into a car in Albany. Police said Benjamin Cocco was riding his bicycle on Fairview Avenue, heading toward McCormack Road, around 7 p.m. when a witness said he ran a stop sign and struck the moving car. He hit the passenger side door, then fell to the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet. Paramedics from the fire department administered CPR until an ambulance arrived. He was pronounced dead at St. Peter's Hospital. The driver of the car was not ticketed

Deputy Improving After Bicycle Accident, May 19, 2009
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Polk County Sheriff's Deputy, Leesa Shoemaker is out of the intensive care unit. Shoemaker suffered some serious leg and facial injuries last week. She was hit by a car on Highway 415 while she was riding her bike on the morning of May 12. The driver of the car was not charged in the incident.

Sharing the road with bicycles
By Pat Reavy, Deseret News, May 19, 2009
Dwight Butler is always cautious when he rides his bicycle to and from work. Not only does the co-owner of Wasatch Touring, 702 E. 100 South, always wear a helmet, but he usually rides on the sidewalk or through areas with less car traffic, such as the University of Utah campus. On Tuesday, Butler's helmet saved him from possible serious injury if not death. Read more. Nearly 100 comments!

Driver ticketed in Boulder Ironman champion accident
Dave Scott injured while riding his bike on Wonderland Hill
By Amy Bounds, The Daily Camera, May 19, 2009
BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder police ticketed the 61-year-old driver in the bike-versus-car accident that injured Dave Scott, a six-time Ironman world champion and triathlon coach. Scott was injured Sunday afternoon while riding his bike on Wonderland Hill Avenue near Linden Avenue. Police said Ramona Sands, of Boulder, was driving slowly while looking for an open house and, thinking she had passed it, made a U-turn. Read more.

Woman critical after collision with cyclist on Boulder Creek Path
Police: No charges expected in "unfortunate" accident
By Vanessa Miller, The Daily Camera, May 18, 2009
BOULDER, Colo. — A 60-year-old woman remained in intensive care Monday after being hit by a cyclist on the Boulder Creek Path, Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said. Read more. Lots of comments too.