We’ve pedaled into this whole “bicyclist versus vehicle” argument about a bazillion times on this here ‘lil ole website. And, no matter your feeling on who should get a more fair cut of the road, we all know we need to share it a bit better.
Bicyclists need to be possibly a bit more aware of their immediate surroundings, especially in tight spaces, and motorists need to realize that, unless they just chopped off their hand with a brick saw and are heading to the hospital, they can slow down a bit to make sure they don’t kill someone biking.
Either way, there has been a lot of this type of thing recently.
A 29-year-old Alburtis man who was injured on a bicycle when a sport utility vehicle drove into the back of him last week in Lower Macungie Township has been cited for riding without proper reflectors and lamps, according to state police.
Jonathan R. Kressley was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest following the 9:45 p.m. Wednesday accident, but he has since been discharged, a hospital employee said Monday.
Well, not really. Looks like the guy was out riding without any reflectors and got popped by Pops from behind.
Everyone needs to get better at everything they are doing.
This is the same reason you don’t wear a black tshirt if you go running at night. You’re gonna get run over by some old person. They don’t see well in the dark.