Thursday, May 08, 2008

Another reason I’m glad I left Sydney

According to the news, a motorist jumped on the brakes after pulling in front of a 50 bike peleton in Sydney this working. The resulting pile-up included half a dozen former and current Olympic riders, a jack-knifed semi-trailer, and Kate Nichols, who had only just returned to riding after being injured in the German 2005 crash that killed Amy Gillett. Thankfully nobody was killed this time. It ain’t just motorists who have such a callous disregard for human life, either. Yesterday, also in Sydney, two teenage pedestrians were arrested from throwing a boulder off of an overpass at a car below. The arresting officer was patrolling on a bicycle.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want to say 'shocking', but from what I see on the roads every day, it's not that surprising. The least they can do is disqualify the bastard from ever driving again.