Thoughts go out the friends, family and witnesses who rushed to help the cyclist who later died from his injuries after being struck by a train this afternoon.
The Record’s reporting that the cyclist succumbed to his injuries and also related a tragic story of the cyclist’s mistake and attempts by onlookers to warn and then help the cyclist after the collision.
My own thoughts go to the many times I’ve taken advantage of the agile mobility of the bicycle to take short cuts. I’ve been hit twice, many close calls, no injuries – definitely lucky.
As Bill Bean at Take the Lane notices, this cyclist was a thoughtful, regular rider with rear rack, pannier, cable lock, fenders, a bell, bike light, side mirror and kickstand.
To all you cyclists be safe.