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smokey52

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06/08/2016 05:43 AM
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/06/07/police-least-8-victims-multiple-dead-after-car-hits-bicyclists-kalamazoo/85574556/
6ix

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06/08/2016 06:07 AM
Read that he fled the scene too. Can nearly guarantee that this redneck jerk did it intentionally but of course, since this is Michigan we're talking about, the cyclists will likely be served citations and told they should have known better than to ride their bicycles on the road. Silly....bikes are for kids!!!

Really want to have a zen moment here but this guy needs to be executed in a very painful way.
Yo Mike

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06/08/2016 10:17 AM
Put the Perp by the side of the road, at the accident scene, in 'stocks' and say buh bye.

The vultures can pick his bones clean.
79pmooney

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06/08/2016 11:16 AM
6ix, some of those hit were kids.

Ben
Orange Crush

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06/08/2016 11:48 AM
From the report it reads as if this guy was already driving erratically well before he plowed into cyclists. Almost hit a pedestrian and the police were already looking for him. So I don't think there's any chance he'll get off easy. Brutal.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/06/news/five-cyclists-killed-truck-plows-group-michigan_409356
zootracer

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06/08/2016 11:56 AM
Read that this morning on the internet. I always feared with my advancing age that I would be a victim of heart failure. ( I have a heart condition being controlled by meds). Now my worst fear is being taken out by some crazy driver. Seems to be getting worse on the roads I've been riding for the last couple of decades. Combination of just plain rudeness, lack of respect, sprinkled in with failure to obey simple traffic laws. The three foot law in California is a joke, if anything it has gotten worse. I love riding, I often wonder if it is worth the risk....I keep on saying yes, but sometimes I wonder.....
79pmooney

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06/08/2016 12:15 PM
Further reading suggest that probably there were no kids on last night's ride, but I also the the comment by the police officer interviewed that this group rides every Tuesday evening and is very orderly.

Ben
Funk

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06/08/2016 03:30 PM
I live in Kalamazoo and have ridden with this group for years. They are very orderly and I have no doubt were doing everything correctly. It sounds at this point like the driver was intoxicated. I have been a victim of road rage myself, but I don't think this was the case last night.

I was not on the ride last night, but know 8/9 riders affected by this tragedy. Those that survived have a long road ahead of them.
Cosmic Kid

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06/08/2016 03:54 PM
Oh damn, Funk....really sorry to hear that. Peace to you, your friends and their families.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
SideBySide

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06/08/2016 03:57 PM
I wish for the best for all involved.
ChinookPass

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06/08/2016 04:13 PM
Sorry to hear about this, Funk. Just awful. Peace, truly.
Funk

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06/09/2016 03:27 PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2016/06/arraignment.html#incart_big-photo

Here is an update to the Kalamazoo "accident". Scratch what I wrote above re: intoxicated driver. It now sounds like this guy was just an arsehole. 2nd-degree murder charges. Damn.
Cosmic Kid

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06/09/2016 03:37 PM
I try not to be a vengeful person when it comes to stuff like this, but I hope this jackass gets ass-raped every night in prison.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

Posts:1995

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06/09/2016 04:17 PM
http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/06/news/road/michigan-driver-charged-second-degree-murder_409571
longslowdistance

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06/09/2016 08:09 PM
There were two prior calls to cops that this guy was driving dangerously.

This story could be viewed as the dark side of the coin to OC's "the virtues of group rides" link.



 
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