Just got this in the email.
Ok, I was realeased from the hospital this evening (Friday?), and my wife will hopefully be released on Saturday. First off, we have every right to ride on any street in the state, but riding on Parmer, until Tuesday morning, is not a big deal. Nice wide shoulder so cars and bikes can get along. And actually riding at 5:30 in the morning is safer in my book when you have flashing lights on the back alerting automobiles that something is in front of them and the traffic volume is substantially less.
My flashing lights put out as much attention getting light as any automobile. There is no reason we should have not been seen (by) this lady driving down the shoulder to wipe us out. Believe me when I say it was an extremely unfortunate acccident, but it was by no means our falult. We are trying to get some excercise and have fun commuting to work and have followed all required laws to put the required type of lighting on my bike. It boils down to the fact that auto drivers, of which I am one too, need to pull their heads out, drive safely and realize that the 30 seconds that they are slowed down by a bike on a road somewhere is not the end of the world and and won't make them be late for that all important meeting!!
Sam Hughes, battered and bruised and looking for a new tandem
I'm really glad to hear that Sam is doing okay, this happened right in front of my apartment complex. Sam is correct in the shoulders being wide, and there being no excuse why the lady hit them.
I just wanted to pass this along.
til next time
2 days ago