Tuesday, April 05, 2011
What a tragic way to kick off spring.
William Curry was struck and killed by a car at Tudor and C Street last night. He kept a ride log at Endomondo, and his friends told reporters that, when he died, Curry was riding his bike to his girlfriend's house after work.
That’s the map of his final ride at the top of this post. He was about three miles from home, and police said he had taken all the right steps to make himself visible while riding at night.
APD Sgt. Glen Daily told KTUU: "He's got reflective clothing, you may be able to see a flashing unit that bicyclists have, he's got a helmet on, proper equipment -- it might just be an unfortunate series of events."
Curry was just 36 years old.
All the details haven’t come out yet, but the result was what we all know—when car meets bicycle, the bicycle loses.
Be careful out there, people. It’s not enough to be visible. You have to make them see you.