Tag: door

Santa Cruz County door prize merits mention in the police blotter

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

A 53-year-old Aptos man was riding eastbound in the bike lane on Soquel Drive when a man parked on the shoulder opened his car door and caused the cyclist to veer into a car that was stopped at a red light.

Full story here, including comments from the peanut gallery who go out of their way to absolve the motorist of any fault in spite of the clear text and meaning of CVC 22517:


San Francisco cyclist doored, injured by passing bus

Passive language (“the car door opened” of its own accord) is typical in collision news reports like this, but the cyclists swerving into the bus adds an interesting passive / aggressive touch.

A bicyclist was injured in a collision with a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency bus Saturday after swerving to miss a car door that opened on Geary Street downtown.

More in CBS SF: Cyclist Swerves, Hits Muni Bus In Downtown San Francisco. Opening a door into the path of a cyclist is illegal in all 50 states, but there’s no word on if the mysterious self-opening door was cited.

Dooring a bus & blaming the bus driver

A parked driver in Seattle opens her door into the path of a moving bus with predictable results. Just like everybody else, she’s a better than average driver who would never cause a traffic accident, so naturally she blamed the bus driver for taking out her car door.