Green Party candidate killed in hit & run

30 year old Maryland Green Party Senate candidate Natasha Pettigrew died after she was hit by a Cadillac Escalade while riding her bicycle early Sunday morning. The driver claims she didn’t realize she hit a human being until after she noticed the bicycle lodged under her vehicle, and finally called police an hour after the crash.

There’s More at DCist. News video shows substantial damage to the SUV here.


Meanwhile in San Jose, California, police suspect a hit-and-run on Zanker Road after a 25 year old cyclist was found dead on the side of the road Tuesday morning.

Planetizen: Bikers Behaving Badly: Is Street Design to Blame?

Washington DC bike share is the nation’s largest. And the bikes are RED, Mr Maes, so watch out for invading commies!


WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 20: D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty rides on a bike for a media photo-op during the launching of the Capital Bikeshare program September 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The program, the largest bike-sharing system in the U.S., will put 1,100 bicycles in more than 100 stations across DC and Arlington, Virginia.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

MAKE: Zambulance!

One comment

  • September 24, 2010 - 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Have those red bikes got a nickname yet? The London ones are called “Boris Bikes” after the Mayor of London. It is also a verb: to boris is to ride a boris bike across the city.

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