Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bicycle Motorcycle Hit

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hitting a bicyle with a car may be a low-risk way of committing homicide and get away with it. Never charged unless DUI 

Leah Shahum from the San Francisco Bike Coalition told the New York Times last year that her organization does “not know of a single case of a cyclist fatality in which the driver was prosecuted, except for DUI or hit-and-run.” Kristin Smith, also of the SF Coalition, says that “Last year, four people were hit and killed in San Francisco and no charges were ever brought,

 A May 2014 report from the League of American Bicyclists reads, “We don’t know much about the consequences of most crashes that result in bicyclist fatality.” Based on incomplete data, the report estimates, “Nationally, 45 percent of fatal cyclist crashes had some indication of a potential enforcement action; 21 percent had evidence of a likely charge; [and] 12 percent resulted in a sentence.” Put another way, killing a cyclist with a car was effectively legal in more than seven of every eight cases.
In 2010, a glimmer of hope was sparked in New York when Hayley and Diego’s Law was passed. The law, which focuses on penalties specific to careless driving, is designed to enable prosecutions of drivers who hit bicyclists and pedestrians—a previously difficult task because no appropriate penalties existed. 
New York City’s biggest roadblock when it comes to prosecuting cycling accidents is a bizarre loophole that is applicable to the majority of collisions. “Right now, what New York misses that other states have is that the police cannot issue a summons unless an act was committed in their presence,” says local bike attorney Dan Flanzig. This means most bicyclists can expect police action only if a cop happens to watch with his or her own eyes as they get flattened on the pavement.




Year 2015 

June 8, 2015 Man says he fell asleep driving rear ended motorcyle  in fatal crash KIRO BOTHELL, Wash. The driver of the car told troopers he had fallen asleep and tried to correct the vehicle, but lost control and hit a motorcycle that was traveling in the same lane in front of him. 

June 2014 Woman Charged With Murder in US Navy Sailor's Traffic ... California, accused of killing a U.S. Navy sailor in a fit of road rage.... Police say Jackson chased after Buob and rammed his motorcycle ...

Year 2014 

Sunday August 3, 2014  Mai Yang E. Xiong St. Paul Bicycle Hit and Run 35-year-old Mai Yang of Minneapolis was in critical condition Sunday and 37-year-old E. Xiong of St. Paul was in fair condition after they were struck by a car in Oak Park Heights Minnesota which fled the scene.

SUV "accident" killed LAPD motorcycle officer: LAPD motorcycle officer struck by SUV dies - Los Angeles .Times Apr 9, 2014 - A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days ... by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. ... Cortijo, who had been assigned to the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division, was rear-ended by a Chevrolet .

  • Year 2013 

  • New York City Killed By Drunk Driver on motorcycle October 11, 2013 A uniformed New York City firefighter riding his motorcycle to work was fatally struck by an apparent drunk driver in New Jersey. Anthony J. Marsal is 24 and was showing signs of intoxication, he was charged with 2nd-degree vehicular homicide and drunk driving.

    October 6, 2013 Israel Prize winner in serious condition following hit-and-run  The Jerusalem Post Internationally celebrated mathematician David Kazhdan was riding bicycle with son when truck struck him, fled scene in Tel Aviv. Traffic Department of Jerusalem is looking into the incident to determine if it was an accident or an intentional criminal or terrorist attack. He is professor of mathematics at Hebrew University, and is a professor emeritus at Harvard and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Charity Coast-Coast Rider Emily Gagnon Killed in Ohio September 23, 2013 In Ohio, a motorist who was adjusting her visor at sunset struck a Massachusetts woman bicycle rider Emilee Gagnon who had just graduated from Westfield State College. Gagnon was riding alone for a charity to California when she was struck by Lynn Smith in a Ford Escape.

    Woman with no license mows down bicycles head-on in New Hampshire Saturday september 21, 2013 20-year-old Darieann Hess of Seabrook, New Hampshire with  no license crossed the center line and appeared to drive directly into a group of riders on a bridge in Hampton, N.H, killing two women and injuring two others. Police are conducting a criminal investigation, including confiscated her car, her phone, and they took a blood sample.

    Arkansas Driver Plows Into Bicyclists Kills 1 Injures 6 July 2, 2013 7 injured, 1 critical after car crashes into bicyclists in Arkansas Associated Press McCRORY, Ark. – A Massachusetts-based summer camp organization says one person is in critical condition after a car crashed into a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon near McCrory, about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. Authorities say a car driving north on Arkansas 17 crashed into a group of 13 bicyclists also traveling north

    Michael Kowal Mows Down Elderly Woman Near Toronto With Bicycle June 25, 2013 Mississauga (Toronto Canada) Michael Kowal, 52 was charged in running over elderly Chinese woman Shui-fen Chan with a bicycle on a pedestraian path and then leaving the scene. She suffered brain damage and died in surgery

    Everett Motorcycle Deputy Rammed By Wrong Way Driver
    June 13, 2013 Snohomish County Sherriff motorcycle in Everett was hit and dragged by an old  Lexus ES which for no known reason crossed over into oncoming traffic on Evergreen Way. The Lexus driver was taken to the hospital. The deputy was knocked off the motorcycle expected to survive. A trooper on a motorcycle had been killed in nearby Skagic County on May 31 where traffic had been redirected around the fallen span over Interstate 5.

    Year 2012

    4 victims: 1 killed 3 injured 4 vehicle crash November 4, 2012 David F. Gurley DUI Murder Explorer Rams Motorcycle  David F. Gurley was found guilty Dec 9, 2013 of murder and criminal mischief and faced a life sentence for the DUI crash on Dixie Highway that killed 61-year-old Gerald Goldsmith.Gurley's brother told the jury his brother was homeless and had fallen in to a depression following the death of his mother and that he was an desperate addict. 52-year-old David F. Gurley rammed his Ford Explorer into the back of a motorcycle stopped for a red light in the center lane of Dixie Hwy.

    December 2011 Charges Filed Against Driver Who Tried to Run Down Cyclist Published Dec 1, 2011 seattle King County prosecutors have filed charges against a 29-year-old Seattle man for allegedly trying to run down a cyclist in Greenwood after the cyclist refused to buy the man a beer

    December 8, 2011
    By Erica C. Barnett The King County Prosecutor's Office has set bail for Nathan Godwin, the 27-year-old suspected drunk driver who struck and killed cyclist Bradley Nakatani, 35, on Thursday morning at $500,000. Godwin was booked into King County Jail yesterday on suspicion of vehicular homicide.

    Year 2010

    October 7, 2010 Motorcycle Hit By Wrong Way Texting Minnesota Mom  Elizabeth Manzanares, 20, was charged with felony criminal vehicular operation and two counts of child endangerment. She was allegedly texting with her head down when she drove with her 2 daughters into the opposing lane into the motorcycle critically injuring Barry Lawrence, 65, of Minnetonka.  Manzanares also faces charges of driving without a license, driving without insurance and texting while driving, all misdemeanors but she was not jailed, She was free from alchohol and drugs and denied texting and was driving her mother's car with a learner's permit, but later claimed that she "blacked out" and didn't remember the accident.

    David Mark Clark Mows Down Bicycles With SUV in San Francisco
    Wednesday June 2, 2010 David Mark Clark  of Albany CA struck four bicyclists were all struck within a six-minute period between 9:43 p.m. and 9:49 p.m. in the city's Mission and Potrero Hill neighborhoods. It ended when his Nissan Rogue SUV crashed into a parked car and hit a pole, leaving his wallet and phone and running away. He was seen driving on the wrong side of the road appearing to target the riders. No motive was identified. The man was arrested when we went to police to report his vehicle had been stolen in a carjacking. Clark identifies himself as an "avid cyclist" and "spiritualist tennis pro".He was charged with "four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and three counts of battery causing serious injury." His occupations included Reiki Master, Priest in the Order of Melchezidek, and Crystal therapist.

    .Bradley Nakatani 

    Bradley James NAKATANI August 20, 1975 ~ December 8, 2011 Beloved son, brother, uncle, coworker and friend. A private family service will be held. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=155069786#fbLoggedOut

    • blog.cascade.org/2011/12/vigil
      We send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Bradley Nakatani, who died yesterday as a result of being hit by a suspected drunk driver ...
    • www.seattlebikeblog.com/2011/12/09/person-killed...as-bradley-nakatani
      Bradley Nakatani, 36, was biking to his Kirkland home after work when he was struck and killed by an impaired driver in a speeding Ford Excursion.
    • www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=155069786
      Bradley James NAKATANI August 20, 1975 ~ December 8, 2011 Beloved son, brother, uncle, coworker and friend. A private family service will be held. Please refer to WWW ...
    • academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/4012095/bradley-j-nakatani
      View Bradley J. Nakatani's professional profile. Publications: 3 | Citations: 43 | G-Index: 3 | H-Index: 2. Interests: Biophysics, Cardiology
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