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Becarful out there! Car hits cyclist, and keeps going!(4 posts)

Becarful out there! Car hits cyclist, and keeps going!mosovich
May 25, 2003 6:12 PM
Saw an unfortunate site today. Was doing the century in Hartwell, Ga. today when my group ran up on an ambulance and cop car on the side of the road. About maybe 4 miles from the sag where you can either do 60 or 100, coming from the 100 direction, a truck hit a cyclist and kept going. The car following the truck, gave chase trying to get the tag no., but to no avail. I think the police got a good description of the truck from what they told us. The cyclist was cut pretty good on one of his legs, but the police said they thing that was it, I couldn't believe it considering his bike, a Seven ti/carbon, was totally demolished. His Ksyrium wheel was in about 20 pieces. I think the guys wife was with him as well, but that could just be talk. Needless to say, we didn't speak for the next 5 miles just thinking how dangerous our hobby can be. So stupid, there were signs everywhere saying watch for cyclist. This happened in just about the middle of no where, so I'm sure the idiot that hit him wasn't even paying attention. Post any comments if you have any furter details on the incident.
Yes but-filtersweep
May 25, 2003 6:59 PM
I was out four-wheeling and boating, then drove several hours home tonight... everything has its risk. Not to minimize what happened, but we need to live a little.
Yes but-SlowFast
May 25, 2003 8:45 PM
Yes, we all need to live a little, and life certainly has it's risks. However, it's one thing for a cyclist to crash, it's a whole 'nuther thing to be hit by a motorist (and then have the coward run). Where's Spike Bike when you need him?

Please, everyone be careful out there!
re: Becarful out there! Car hits cyclist, and keeps going!Squishy
May 27, 2003 9:06 AM
I saw that bike, too. It was really a mess. Both carbon seat stays were snapped and the rear wheel shattered. We also saw some unlucky bastard whose vehicle had a little front end damage and matched the discription of the hit and run. He was pulled and found to be the wrong guy but was busted anyway for DUI and no license. Good thing - he could have caused another accident.