Bike vs. Truck

The Chicago Tribune reports that a teenager riding her bike was struck and killed by a garbage truck Tuesday in the Logan Square neighborhood. The driver was ticketed for making an improper right turn but may not have been the only one at fault as the rider was apparently talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

Bikers beware! When riding give your full attention to the cars, trucks, trains and pedestrians around you. Know your surroundings, ride defensively and don’t count on others to make the right decision.

(I promise my next post won’t include any references to bikes or bike accidents.)

1 Comment so far

  1. tricia (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    A blogger for TvSquad was riding his bike in Minneapolis last Thursday, listening to his Ipod and was hit by a school bus and killed. They couldn’t identify him until Saturday, after they had traced his Ipod registration.
    Yes, you have to give your full attention when you are riding a bike, because, when push comes to shove, the bus/car will win every time. And, as evidenced in the above example, you need to carry ID, in case the unthinkable happens.

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