Sunday, July 17, 2011

Please be careful

It would seem we've reached the part of summer when everyone has lost their minds, because the accidents in the Courant keep getting more nuts. Things seem especially dangerous if you're on a bike. Two people have died and one is very injured. Here, here and here. One involves a train and details are vague, but it's sad that a guy got killed riding near train tracks. The other two involve a crazy person in Manchester and a hit and run in Stamford.

All the while, of course, ESPN, based in Bristol, is making light of cyclists getting hit by cars. So, you should probably stay inside for the remainder of the summer.


Schleppi Longstocking said...

About ten years ago, at another gas station on Hartford Road in Manchester, a woman was needlessly killed in similar way. She was pumping gas and some motorist "lost control" of his vehicle, rammed into the pumps, and blew up stuff. If I remember right, the woman had stopped there as part of an errand to pick up something for her child's birthday party that day.

Wonder if there are any of those "lance bracelets" for people seeking a cure for stupidity behind the wheel?

Schleppi Longstocking said...

Here's something about that story:

Tony C said...

Yikes. Ride safe out there kiddos. Can't lose any more CT bike commuters. There aren't enough to spare.