- If you hit and seriously injure someone on your bike, don’t post details on the internet. Get a lawyer instead.
- If you hit and seriously injure someone on your bike, the moral of the story is not that you should wear a helmet.
GIS for “Chris Bucchere bike”
[quote=tarckeemoon]GIS for “Chris Bucchere bike”
well he had a fucking horn, apparently.
Looks like he belongs to the cycling club I used to belong to. His post on the google group…
Dear Missionistas / Raiders of the Morning, Famiglia and Amigos,
I wrecked on the way home today from the bi-weekly Headlands Raid today. Short story: I'm fine. The pedestrian I clobbered? Not so much. Long(er) story: Around 8am I was descending Divisidero Street southbound and about to cross Market Street. The light turned yellow as I was approaching the intersection, but I was already way too committed to stop. The light turned red as I was cruising through the middle of the intersection and then, almost instantly, the southern crosswalk on Market and Castro filled up with people coming from both directions. The intersection very long and the width of Castro Street at that point is very short, so, in a nutshell, blammo. The quote/unquote "scene of the crime" was that intersection right by the landmark Castro Theatre -- it leads from a really busy MUNI station to that little plaza where The Naked Guy always hangs out. It was commuter hour and it was crowded as all getup. I couldn't see a line through the crowd and I couldn't stop, so I laid it down and just plowed through the crowded crosswalk in the least-populated place I could find. I don't remember the next five minutes but when I came to, I was in a neck brace being loaded into an ambulance. I remember seeing a RIVER of blood on the asphalt, but it wasn't mine. Apparently I hit a 71-year old male pedestrian and he ended up in the ICU with pretty serious head injuries. I really hope he ends up OK. They asked me a bunch of stupid easy questions that I couldn't answer, so they kept me for a few hours for observation, gave me a tetanus shot and sent me on my way. Anyway, other than a stiff neck, a sore jaw/TMJ, a few bruises and some raspberries, I'm totally fine. I got discharged from the hospital durning the lunch hour. The guy I hit was not as fortunate. I really hope he makes it. The cops took my bike. Hopefully they'll give it back. In closing, I want to dedicate this story to my late helmet. She died in heroic fashion today as my head slammed into the tarmac. Like the Secret Service would do for a president, she took some serious pavement today, cracking through-and-through in five places and getting completely mauled by the ragged asphalt. May she die knowing that because she committed the ultimate sacrifice, her rider can live on and ride on. Can I get an amen? Amen. The moral of this little story is: WYFH
Hoping you’ll all keep the rubber side down,
Anyone who lives and/or rides in SF knows that the intersection he’s talking about is one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the city. It’s right next to a muni station, and the last stop on the tram line, and is in the very popular Castro neighborhood, which is generally pretty bustling at all hours. Dude says the cross walk “suddenly filled up” like it was a surprise to him, but I can’t believe anyone who lives here would be surprised by that. Maybe I’m in the minority, but if I’m coming down a big hill and I know there’s a busy and long intersection at the bottom, even if it’s not one I know is going to be rapidly filled with pedestrians as soon as the light changes, (particularly if it has a timed walk signal like the lights at this intersection do - it cannot have been a surprise that the light was about to change), I slow down so that I CAN stop. It sounds like the guy was being really irresponsible and ended up killing someone, and that really sucks.
Even so, I hope he smartens up and keeps his mouth shut from here on in, for his own sake.
jesus. what a fucking comedown.
“I was already way too committed to stop”
What the fuck does that mean
“I was already way too committed to the image and “lifestyle” and fake danger that complete dipshits still associate with brakeless fixed gears to stop, so I killed an elderly man”?
really fuckin sad
what a dingdong
Thing that gets me is “Moral of the story if WearYourFuckingHelmet”
Instead of “Moral of the story is I really hope I didnt KILL anyone because i am an idiot.”
Even so, I hope he smartens up and keeps his mouth shut from here on in, for his own sake.[/quote]
i hope they throw the book at this dipshit
Dylan (Mission Cycling head) better lawyer up.
Yeah it’s pretty unfortunate that the shop got pulled into this when they had nothing to do with it at all.
Brakeless fixie or not this guy exercised extremely poor judgement.
spent most of the RGR with the mission cycling guys. solid dudes and strong riders.
good thing he wrote an obituary for his helmet, it would have been a shame to not recognize the real loss in this accident
another day, another jackass:
really fortuitous that the camera was rotated the right ways at the right times, and that the other drivers around the jackass were angels (and a cop!)
solid work by the police in general too, they made some great replies to people commenting on their second blog post