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#1 2017-06-16 10:03:39

owlman
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DWI crash 2 cars+bike; cyclist critically injured 6th & Lamar 6/15/17

http://kxan.com/2017/06/15/cyclist-hit- … -injuries/

According to the preliminary investigation, a vehicle heading westbound on Sixth Street collided with a van heading north on Lamar. The cyclist, who was heading south on Lamar, was caught in the middle of the crash.

The cyclist was transported with serious, life threatening injuries.

Authorities said the driver of the westbound vehicle was arrested for DWI.

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#2 2017-06-16 11:08:32

MichaelBluejay
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Re: DWI crash 2 cars+bike; cyclist critically injured 6th & Lamar 6/15/17

12:50am downtown -- that's deadly combination of time + place for drunk drivers.

I wondered how many Comments I'd have to read before I'd get to an anti-cycling comment.  Turns out it was pretty quick, Comment #2:

"Cyclists think they own the road here. No respect for other traffic, stops signs, stop lights, etc."

Unlike the overflowing amount of respect shown by the drunk driver who caused the crash.  Right.

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#3 2017-06-16 16:55:44

AusTexMurf
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Re: DWI crash 2 cars+bike; cyclist critically injured 6th & Lamar 6/15/17

NEW DETAILS: Cyclist pinned under car after driver sped through Austin intersection at 60 mph, police say
Statesman article, here:

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#4 2017-06-16 17:03:24

MichaelBluejay
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Re: DWI crash 2 cars+bike; cyclist critically injured 6th & Lamar 6/15/17

And commenters complain that cyclists don't respect traffic laws.  Where's the outrage against this driver (much less drivers in general who flout the law)?

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