Is there a full moon or something?
Colorado Springs, Colorado:
Police said Timothy Hombs was driving his Dodge Caravan near the intersection of Palmer Park Boulevard and Wooten Road at about 2 p.m. Monday, when he spotted a bicycle that he thought belonged to his son.
“He believed the bike had been stolen and he intentionally struck the victim who was riding the bike,” a police report stated.
Police said the bicycle didn’t belong to Hombs’ son.
Portland, Oregon: “A driver who argued with a bicyclist Friday afternoon in Northeast Portland put his car into reverse and backed into the bicyclist at an estimated 40 mph. After impact, the victim appeared to be stuck to the back of the SUV.” More –> Bike Portland.
And finally, this tragic story resulting in a fatality from Toronto, Ontario: Former Attorney General Michael Bryant collided with bicycle courier Darcy Sheppard. When Bryant tried to flee the accident, Sheppard grabbed on to Bryant’s Saab. Bryant then drove at high speed along lampposts and alongside oncoming traffic in an apparent attempt to brush Sheppard off. Sheppard was finally thrown off after hitting a mailbox. More at the New York Times –> Canadian Politician Charged in Bike-Rage Death. See also:
* Bloomberg: Ex Ontario Attorney General held after fatal accident. Accident???!
* Toronto Post: Michael Bryant charged in cyclist’s death.
Local cyclists will hold a memorial gathering for Darcy Sheppard on Wednesday, September 2. Sheppard was 33 years old and leaves behind an infant son.