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OpusthePoet,I'm sorry, but you shouldn't be judging other stories to this one. The article quotes "Witnesses told police they saw the pickup collide with Hoffman's mountain bike at 10:18 p.m." Key word is witnessES as in plural. That would mean there were probably other people watching
I know this will probably fall on deaf ears (blind eyes?), but cyclists refer to wrecks like this as SWSS for Single Witness Suicidal Swerve. The only one reporting on this is the driver of the vehicle that struck the cyclist, because the cyclist is either dead or being transported for car at a hospital. Every once in a while the cyclist really did turn in front of the weapon vehicle, but that's less than 10% of these wrecks. What is normally the case is the driver failed to see the cyclist in front of them (and lights, reflectors or glow-in-the-dark clown costumes don't seem to make much difference) until the moment of impact, when the driver's brain registers a WTF moment and interprets the situation as "swerved outta nowhere" incident.
biking at 10:18 p.m. is looking for a collision regardless of fault
Sounds to me the story should read, "Victoria woman hurt when her bike hits pickup".
Good, start giving out tickets to these darn bike riders, I've seen a certain group that starts from a fitness place on Stayton street and disregards every stop sign going down Vine St. They think they own the road. Ticket Hoffman also, she probably did not have the required lighting needed on a bike if you ride at night.