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Another sad reminder to be careful(8 posts)

Another sad reminder to be carefulAndy M-S
Sep 27, 2003 9:53 AM
This was in the morning paper:

http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2003/09/27/news/02second.txt

Apparently, the rider didn't have any lights (and it's dark around here at 6:00). I still don't know who the rider was...
no identification?witcomb
Sep 27, 2003 1:01 PM
Is it normal for people not to carry some sort of identification? Obviously, I hope it is never required, but it is important. I carry a little plastic case which I put some idea in, along with 20 bucks just in case I need something. I also carry a cell phone, in the case of an emergency as well.

Just curious ...
IDAndy M-S
Sep 27, 2003 5:38 PM
I'm diabetic, so I always wear an ID necklace, but I think that I would wear one in any case. In this particular instance it must have been a horrible way for the people at Smith's (which is a pretty good LBS) to start their day, and who knows how the victim's relatives felt while they waited for him, and the police couldn't do an ID?

Still--I can't believe that he was out without a light on that stretch of road at that time of the morning...
no identification?al0
Sep 28, 2003 3:19 AM
It is is stated in an the article:
b "The man, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives".

So it is not a case of "not carrying a indetification".
no identification?al0
Sep 28, 2003 3:26 AM
Sorry for my previous post - I have re-read article more closely and have realised that police identify victim not from ID but in indirect way - using the sticker from bycicle and LBS help.
Only in the last couple years...biknben
Sep 28, 2003 1:39 PM
Until recently, I never rode with ID. I just never gave it much thought. Now, I have a dog tag that I wear around my neck.
Good to carry ID....BigFatSal
Sep 29, 2003 10:03 AM
I used to not carry ID either. Now that I'm a dad I tend to think more responsibly. So, I carry my spare tube in a ziplock baggie that also contains a slip of paper that has my name, address, phone number, names & phone numbers of emergency contacts, plus my insurance ID number.

Hopefully, it'll never be needed....
Update.Andy M-S
Sep 28, 2003 6:13 AM
Here's the final update on the case...

http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2003/09/28/news/4cyclist.txt