Did a car horn kill Erica Abbott?

From the New York Daily News:

[29 year old Erica] Abbott suddenly lost her balance … after a car horn honked and she turned her head, witnesses said.

The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, fell toward traffic and a 2002 Mercedes-Benz ran her over, police and witnesses said.

This is horrible. Please don’t honk your horn around cyclists. In every state, including New York, horn honking is legal only for safety reasons, not to express road raging inanities (yet another law scofflaw motorists can routinely break and get away with!). Condolences to Abbott’s loved ones.

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