Sunday, July 27, 2008

WHEN FATE INTERVENES.

If I hadn't been so tired today, I might have witnessed this.

A guy riding a recumbant on my favorite biking trail was killed when he failed to yield/stop at a crossing and was struck by a pickup truck. More than half of the crossings are at intersections where there might not be a lot of traffic but what there is is high speed, and the usual redneck speeding in a pickup truck only exacerbates the chances of getting killed.

If I had seen that or had come upon it, it would have sickened me beyond belief. I am very saddened by this and can't help wonder if he might have been someone I saw on a regular basis.

So now I don't feel so guilty that I was too tired to bike and run today and instead opted for a nice swim instead.

6 comments:

Anne said...

Oh, how sad. You know, I had lunch last week with some friends, one of which complained about a ticket he got from police for failing to stop on his bicycle at a stop sign. Now, I think maybe it's a good thing he did get pulled over. Much better than run over.

WADDLER26.2 said...

How sad and how fast life can change.

Running Knitter said...

That's such a sad story.

Marcy said...

OMG How awful :-( So sad.

Sunshine said...

So sad!

jeanne said...

so horrible.