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Lexington Main Street traffic affected by wreck that injured

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Lexington Main Street traffic affected by wreck that injured Reply with quote

Anyone know who this might have been?

http://www.kentucky.com/2010/08/30/1413089/main-street-traffic-affected-by.html



Traffic at the corner of Main Street and Midland Avenue was obstructed Monday after a bicyclist was apparently hit by a truck.

At about 9:20 a.m., police closed Main Street as emergency medical workers took the bicyclist, who appeared to have injuries to his left leg. Police did not release the identity of the bicyclist.

Regina Shepherd, who witnessed the crash, said the bicycle's front wheel was in the roadway as if it was going to cross Main Street.

The truck, a black Dodge Ram towing a Bobcat loader, turned off of Midland onto Main Street. The trailer holding the loader struck the front wheel of the bicycle, said Shepherd, 50.

"The truck had the right of way," she said.

Lexington police Sgt. Jack Roberts said officers were still investigating, but he did not expect any charges against the driver.

The bike rider's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Roberts said. However, "It was a very severe leg injury," he said.

One lane of traffic on Main Street was reopened around 9:45 a.m.

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/08/30/1413089/main-street-traffic-affected-by.html#ixzz0y6gKF2wH
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this mean the bicyclist was coming from the sidewalk when he/she was hit?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like he was on the sidewalk, waiting for the 'walk' signal, hanging his front wheel out into the street and got clipped by the trailer.

Hate for anyone to get injured, but you have to pay attention to your surroundings better than that (if that is how it happened).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it hideously offensive that the Herald-Leader made the main focus of their headline that traffic was blocked on Main St.
A person was seriously injured.... If they were anyone but a cyclist, that would have been the headline...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should also be pointed out that it happened within sight of the Herald Leader building, right around the time people were showing up for work this morning. Thus the issue* was traffic impact, not safety or injury, etc.




*in the minds of the lazy jerks at the HL
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:48 am    Post subject: Lexington Main Street traffic affected by wreck that injured Reply with quote

You give way if you cross the centerline, being a bike you probably wouldnt have crossed the center unless your side was the one with all the parked cars, so the car would have had to give way assuming it crossed the centerline
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