Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

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Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby Andi » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:07 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/cri ... story.html

in case you hadn't seen it yet. She was heading to the same professional conference as I was. so horrible and wtf.
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Re: Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby spoffy » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Another rider taken away from friends and family by someone in an oversized vehicle.

I'm torn between sadness and fury.
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Re: Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby 12CI » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:30 pm

a classic right-of-way violation. I hope the truck driver has been suitably charged.

About 8:25 a.m. on Friday, D.C. police said, a truck turned left from northbound Connecticut onto 36th Street. It crossed into the path of the scooter, which collided with the truck, police said.
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Re: Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby Zeets » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:38 pm

My coworker knows her and her fiancee... two weeks before their wedding date, she was leaving her final dress fitting.
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Re: Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby Andi » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:45 am

god freaking dammit. like Spoffy said, sadness and rage.

and I'm sorry I never got to meet her. whatever happens to that guy, it won't be enough.
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Re: Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby normratscoots » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:37 pm

It kind of surprised me that the WashPo followed up on the accident and found out who it was. I'm sorry that some of us have distant connections to the woman.

Just this morning I was thinking I've finally gotten back to motorcycle/scooter commuting more regularly, having backed off about two years ago after a few too many close ones. And on the way in I see a driver race a light at 18th and L, sending pedestrians (who were jaywalking) scrambling for the sidewalk. Be vigilant, friends.
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Re: Scooterist killed on Connecticut Ave last Fri.

Postby 12CI » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:07 pm

normratscoots wrote: Be vigilant, friends.


and be prepared: http://youtu.be/QhlmKHbPFhU
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