Driver in June bicyclist death remains held without bond
Original post made on Sep 12, 2013
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on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:08 am
This is a sad story of no help for a young man you had no life guard in his gene pool. We hear about the father demonstrating behaviors not unlike his son (genetics?) but not one word about the mother or if she was involved in his life. I believe there were at least a few that knew this young man had issues and nothing was done. Steep learning curse to get help this way.
on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:16 am
This is what happens when you put bike lanes too close to traffic. I have personally seen a half dozen bikers be knocked down and dragged under cars. Mostly because the bikers are NOT following the rules of the road. I see bikers all the time who run red lights and act like they don't have to follow the rules. This is a tragic story that is ending with two lives destroyed. I feel sorry for this young man. He shouldn't be charged with murder. Bikes are NOT cars. They need to get rid of the bike lanes. Bikers should be using the iron horse trail or other trails for safety.
on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm
@Dave T - Unfortunately, it isn't possible to get from point A to point B only taking Iron Horse Road, unless you live next to the access point or you drive there, which defeats the purpose for most of us who ride. I do agree, that many bikers don't follow the rules of the road, and they take unnecessary chances that put them and others at risk. That is a really unfortunate.
However, in this case, the fault is clearly in this young man's corner:
"Police estimated Hall was doing 83 miles an hour, more than twice the legal limit, in a 2004 silver Dodge Neon when he lost control after passing a car on double yellow line and attempting to pull back into his lane."
I agree with Bill, this is incredibly sad. Two families are dealing with a horrible reality, easily avoided with this young man following the rules of the road himself.