familyman1122...Where do you get the idea that manslaughter charges should automatically be filed in this accident? Bicycles are to follow all the rules of the road as automobiles. Riders are notorious for not following those rules of the road. I'm not saying the rider in this case did anything wrong -- I wasn't there. What I'm saying is that assuming the driver should be charged with a felony AUTOMATICALLY is absolutely wrong.
You say the law that bicycles are to ride with the traffic is insane. I think it's insane to ride a bicycle on a rural roadway where the speed limit is several multiples of the speed attainable by the bicycle. Mixing bikes with automobile traffic in anything other than slow urban traffic is an accident waiting to happen.
Familyman1122, "This was preventable all the way. Charges should be made against the driver for manslaughter."
During your investigation of this accident what led you to believe it was preventable on the part of the driver of the automobile?
Please elaborate for us since the article gives us no clues as to what happened other than that the rider of a bike was hit by a car and killed.
Familyman1122 - unless you know ALL the details of the case, you should not make such comments. I have been driving on main roads out in the county behind bicyclists and have them suddenly swerve in front of me because of debris in the roadway or other such things. Even a gust of wind could have caused the bicyclist to swerve unexpectedly. Preventable, perhaps. Automatic charges of manslaughter? I should hope not. It is very sad, very tragic, but also very likely a terrible accident.
The law that bicycles are to ride with the traffic is insane! They should be facing the traffic to prevent accidents such as this. If this man was facing the traffic he could have dodged this vehicle and still be alive today. Was the driver of the car on the phone at the time of the accident? This was preventable all the way. Charges should be made against the driver for manslaughter.