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South Bay carnage claims three year old

o On Sunday afternoon, a sociopath with no regard for human life made a left turn with his Ford F-250 pickup truck across an occupied crosswalk on Oak Street near downtown San Jose, CA. The driver killed a 3 year old boy in a stroller and injured two older girls who were also crossing the read more »

Midweek carnage

As I type this, CHP have closed both lanes of northbound Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County, California. Somebody drove his vehicle off of the side of the highway and down the side of the mountain. Two women were ejected from the vehicle, and the car landed on top of one of the ejected passengers. read more »

All Saints Carnage

Why do people drive? It’s so dangerous! Two major accidents on California State Route 17 last night Early this morning, a Calstar helicopter landed on a closed Highway 17 near my home in Santa Cruz County to transport the seriously injured victim of a hit and run collision. Calstar helicopter during the day. Calstar is read more »

Carbon fiber penny farthing

Chemical company BASF asks “What if 19th Century bike inventors had modern chemistry and processes?” It was the late 19th century bike boom that led directly to manufacturing, industrial process and chemical engineering innovations, so we’ve got a bit of a chicken-and-egg here, but still a fun video. BASF describes their Concept 1865 Project here. read more »


I’ve tracked at least 26 motorist fatalities in California this week as of this morning. These are DOA as handled by the CHP and pronounced on state highways. This does not include the cyclist killed by the 27-Bryant bus this morning in San Francisco. Driver in Menlo Park accidentally hit the gas, jumps the curb, read more »

Sidewalk cyclist hit by car in Watsonville

But it’s not what you might think. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, a man driving a utility truck north on Blackburn Avenue last Monday failed to stop for the stop sign at East Lake Avenue / Highway 152. He apparently blew through it, because he hit a van passing through the intersection with enough read more »