Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

September 19, 2005

Bicyclist Charged with Manslaughter

Filed under: — Different River @ 5:38 pm

In case you needed any reminder that bicylclists are subject to traffic laws just as car drivers are — and that they should be — read this story.

Short version: a bicyclist ran a stop sign and hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed. The bicyclist is in jail pending $57,500 bail, charged with manslaughter and reckless driving.

If you ride a bicycle on the streets, remember those stop signs — and remember that, in general, bicycles never have right-of-way over cars or pedestrians.

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