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Five Cyclists Killed After Being Hit by Pickup

08 Jun 2016 04:22

Very sad story out of Michigan. Details to follow, I'm sure, but a few of the cyclists appear to be children. The driver tried to flee on foot, but was caught at least.

Be careful out there.

http://usat.ly/1X9nzp8

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08 Jun 2016 04:37

Awful news, Thoughts and prayers with the families of the victims.
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08 Jun 2016 05:00

:( :( :(

Not cool at all...yes, thoughts and prayers most definitely with the families. Tragic.

I hope the charges stick on the driver.
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08 Jun 2016 05:56

Victims appear to be all adults now, but still
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08 Jun 2016 08:58

This is shocking and very sad.
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08 Jun 2016 10:19

All we seem to get this year is bad news relating to cycling. Horrendous news.
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08 Jun 2016 20:43

Hope the fecking driver gets busted for in/voluntary manslaughter right and proper!
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08 Jun 2016 23:46

The bicycles after the crash:
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09 Jun 2016 03:12

Sciocco wrote:The bicycles after the crash:
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That is SOOOO bad.
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09 Jun 2016 07:05

:(

Oh... ****!
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09 Jun 2016 12:47

That photo alone makes my stomach turn.
Tricycle Rider wrote:Hope the fecking driver gets busted for in/voluntary manslaughter right and proper!

I'm no attorney, but If I were the DA, I would press for five counts of vehicular homocide, which would carry a more severe sentence than voluntary manslaughter, and certainly seems just in this case to pursue.
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09 Jun 2016 14:00

Alpe d'Huez wrote:That photo alone makes my stomach turn.
Tricycle Rider wrote:Hope the fecking driver gets busted for in/voluntary manslaughter right and proper!

I'm no attorney, but If I were the DA, I would press for five counts of vehicular homocide, which would carry a more severe sentence than voluntary manslaughter, and certainly seems just in this case to pursue.


Doing detailed look at blood/urine for substances but it appears he just went fooking nuts, 30 minutes prior drove thru couples front garden, almost hit house. They called police, they were looking for him when he killed cyclists. Vehicular homicide punishment still too good for him.
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10 Jun 2016 02:51

Six years ago about this time a guy lost it in SF's Mission District and ran down four cyclists within a few minutes time. All survived, he was charged with attempted murder and ordered to stand trial a year later. Nothing more was mentioned about it then or since. So the media might have lost interest, or his state of mental health slowed things down.

http://m.sfgate.com/crime/article/Trial-ordered-in-hit-run-rampage-on-S-F-cyclists-2336552.php

Driver in Michigan is charged w/ second degree.
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Re: Five Cyclists Killed After Being Hit by Pickup

10 Jun 2016 14:07

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No Cheers and Much Sadness

...edit...between this tragedy and the passing this week of Jocelyn Lovell not a great time ...
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