Diana Sullivan, 48, Killed on Bike by Cement Truck Driver at Third and King

King at Third Street, where reports indicate Diana Sullivan was killed. Image: Google Maps

Updated 3:00 p.m.

Diana Sullivan, 48, of San Francisco, was killed while bicycling on King Street at Third Street Saturday at about 9:30 a.m. According to media accounts, Sullivan was run over by a cement truck driver. The crash occurred in front of the AT&T Park, where crowds of pedestrians were headed to a Giants event at the time.

Diana Sullivan. Photo via ##http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bicyclist-killed-by-cement-truck-is-IDd-4268953.php##SFGate##

Police say they’re still investigating how the crash occurred, and the driver hasn’t been cited. SFPD Sargeant Frank Harrell told KTVU, “You do have a big cement truck with a big wheel base and preliminary reports are that she was curbside on her bike, riding, and somehow became entangled.”

One commenter on SFist who claims to have witnessed the incident said Sullivan was stopped at the red light on westbound King at Third along with the truck. When the light turned green, the truck driver pulled forward, ran her over, and caught her leg in the wheel well.

“She took a revolution and was caught between the wheel and the wheel well of the truck and then as the wheel continued to roll she landed on the street,” she said. “The trauma to her right leg, the part of her body that was caught between the wheel and the wheel well, caused her femoral artery to be severed. She bled out very, very, quickly.”

“The most awful thing I’ve ever seen,” the commenter added. “I cannot get it out of my mind.”

King has a painted bike lane in the westbound direction, but it suddenly disappears halfway between Second and Third Streets at a mid-block pedestrian crossing. At the point where Sullivan was killed, bicycle riders are thrown into mixed traffic with motor vehicles.

Sullivan's bike after being run over by cement truck driver. Photo: ##http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/02/09/cyclist-killed-in-collision-with-cement-truck-near-att-park/##CBS 5##
  • Savethebike

    This is, academically, a planning issue. The continuation of this bike lane was overlooked in favor of preserving automobile lane width. Now someone is dead. Can we please look at some more safe, pragmatic alternatives to forcing cyclists illegally onto sidewalks? Narrowing the cobbled median next to the MUNI tracks at this intersection could allow a bike lane to go all the way to 3rd St. 

  • Chris

    This is horrible.  I’ve always thought that having the bike lane disappear mid-block just as drivers are beginning to treat King Street as just an on-ramp to 280 is a disaster waiting to happen.  Now it has.  Maybe the threat of legal liability will finally prompt the City to do something about it.

  • Anonymous

     Historically, the designers of the Embarcadero always put more value on palm trees in the median than bike lanes. 

  • Anonymous

    My sympathies go out to Diane’s families and friends. This is horrible and really bums me out.

    I want to second @9e1cd10b6a3704b2fead9922457db11d:disqus ‘s comments but add that this is not the fault of adding a pedestrian bulb-out but of the car-centric city thinking that they must preserve two lanes of auto traffic here. The pedestrians need a bulb-out (otherwise the story will just be a pedestrian getting run over instead of a cyclist) and cyclists need a bike lane, both for *safety* reasons. However, cars do not need two lanes of traffic. Merging the car traffic into one lane instead of making the bike lane disappear, while *inconvenient* for motorists, protects the *safety* of other vulnerable road users. This latter choice must be made the priority on all roads in San Francisco. Never should a cyclist be forced to ride directly alongside cars without even a shoulder let a lone a bike lane, especially not on a road which is essentially on on-ramp for the freeway, all because we’re worried about auto congestion. I’m so tired of requiring people to get killed in order for us to understand this. Come on SFMTA: stop designing roads that put cyclists and pedestrians at risk so they damn almighty car traffic can flow.

  • velopal

    This is terrible.  My sympathies to her family. Looking at the photo of King St., clearly a separated bike lane could have been included in the street design.  This also would have encouraged more cycling in the area.  

  • Gneiss

    jd_x: Actually there are *4* lanes for cars at this intersection.  Two straigh-one travel lanes and two turning lanes.  The excess turning lane is really what’s driving the narrowing of the street at this intersection.  The only reason why they have the two turning lanes is that during high volume events (i.e. Giants Games) traffic backs up more than LOS would allow for this stretch and the two lanes is to mitigate this.

    As for adding a bike lane on the next block to 4th and King, that would be easy.  The sidewalk is ridiculously wide.  So wide, in fact, that there are decorative cobbles between the walking areas and the street.  Get rid of the cobbles and install a bike lane – or make that strech a shared bike/pedestrian path by getting rid of all the sidewalk furntiture.

    The fetish that the city has over not allowing sidewalk cycling is a detriment in this case where you could easily find space for a separated bike lane above the curb as there are very few curb cuts on the 2 blocks from the loss of the bike lane to the CalTrain station.

  • Savethebike

    Gneiss: Pushing the bike traffic onto the sidewalk would only be acceptable if, as you stated, there was a proper separation like a fence or bannister. This is not a bad idea, and would probably be more readily feasible than narrowing the median by digging out the center cobbles, and then re-striping the lanes 3 feet over to the left to paint in a bike lane on the right. Frankly, either would be better than the status quo, and would not require the sacrifice of any car lanes. The only sacrifice would be those fancy newspaper dispensers; a trivial forfeiture. 

  • lisa

    I bike here all the time because it’s flatter than the alternative (Townsend) and I need to get south of king anyway at 4th anyway.  It’s depressing to feel so marginalized here, as a cyclist.  I usually take to the sidewalk/cobbles since drivers get aggressive and start honking/pressuring me if I stay on the street.  I’m sorry to Diana and her family and friends. 🙁

  • Sarah

    I was hit half a block away from this location by a hit and run driver while I was biking here back in June. In my case, I was hit while I was trying to pass a heap of cabs all parked in the bike lane, which the SFMTA *explicitly allows*, even though it is technically illegal. What happened to me put me in the emergency room for 16 hours, then on bed rest for a week, and then left me with a few permanent injuries as lifetime souvenirs, but it brought about absolutely zero consequences for the city, the SFMTA, or the people who designed this road. They didn’t even get any bad press, as my hit and run incident was never reported in any media. It’s time we start holding the designers of our roads and of our laws accountable in one way or another for every injury and death that happens to the vulnerable users of our roads.

  • “and somehow got entanged”.  Oh, yes, “somehow”.  It reminds me of how aggressively the police always investigate motorized vehicle-bicycle accidents.

    There’s an a person who claims to be an eyewitness who states clearly that the truck overran her FROM THE REAR.  I call “BS” on the “driver has not been cited”.  This smells very much like vehicular homicide.

  • Michelle Brown

    Was she in the center of the lane or way over to the right? Too many cyclists don’t take the full lane, myself included. I’m so afraid of having drivers rage at me. When I read this story I thought that this is the kind of thing that could happen to me as I bike as far over to the right as possible to allow traffic to pass. I wonder if this cement truck driver clipped her and pulled her under on his right or if she was out in front of him like the witness makes it sound. I don’t understand why he wasn’t cited!

  • Michelle,

    He wasn’t cited because most of SF’s finest drive between donut stops, instead of riding (I know a few do).  Therefore they are part of the driving team and hate the bicycling team like all the rest do.  

    That’s why he has not cited.  Team solidarity.  

  • Anonymous

    The term of art is not vehicular homicide,it’s vehicular manslaughter. See Penal Code section 192(c)(2):

    192.  Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being withoutmalice. […]
       (c) Vehicular–   (1) Except as provided in subdivision (a) of Section 191.5, driving a vehicle in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to felony, and with gross negligence; or driving a vehicle in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, and with gross negligence.
       (2) Driving a vehicle in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to felony, but without gross negligence; or driving a vehicle in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, but without gross negligence. So, are you saying the truck driver was guilty of PC 192(c)(2)?  If so, the penalty is in PC 193(a)(2):

    (2) A violation of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 192 is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year.

    So, if I understand you correctly, you think it is justifiable to further crowd our already overcrowded jails by imprisoning the driver of the cement truck because of an accident.

  • Fo

    i never understood why we cant add a bike  lane between the car pool lanes on 880

  • Mario Tanev

    Sarah,

    I think stories like yours deserve to get out because, after all, not that many people die from these accidents and many use the rarity to claim they are freak accidents. But if the lifetime injuries are factored in, the statistics become scarier and the impetus for action could be larger.

  • Iamtbonz

    Funny how bike riders are always blaming drivers, I also drive a concrete truck and you 2 weelers come out if nowere and think u own the road, bottom line bike verses a concrete truck u lose! I also know the driver personally and he hasmany years on the road, So until the report comes in keep your negative comments to your self! I give condolences to her family and the driver who’s life is firever changed!!!

  • Tadriennegraves

    wtf? he is not cited???

  • Tadriennegraves

    she was on her way to see her favorite team and this guy ran her over!!!!

  • This is a terrible tragedy for Diana Sullivan, who arguably lost the last thirty years of the life she should’ve had. It’s a tragedy for her friends and family who must be devastated. Her death was senseless and avoidable. I hope whoever was responsible for the bike lane ending midblock sleeps poorly tonight.

    But Diana Sullivan’s death is also a tragedy for San Francisco because tens of thousands of San Franciscans over the age of forty read about her death today and said, “See, I told you biking is dangerous. These people who ride are crazy.” And many, many of them will vow to never ride a bike in the city as long as they live. And indeed, they probably never will.

    I am sure to hear about this death from all my friends who are in their forties and fifties. This will be proof that it’s not just the young reckless ones running stoplights who are at risk. Even those who stop at the light like they are supposed to, who do nothing wrong, get killed. Biking is dangerous. Better to be unhealthy in a car than healthy on a bike and dead. 

    I was nearly hit by a car today. It was the closest near miss I’ve had in a couple years.  I was on Valencia street between 20th and 21st, riding in the bike lane. As a rule I ride cautiously, always on the lookout for cars (and sometimes bicyclists and pedestrians) doing various bizarre things that could impinge on my safety. I don’t run lights; I yield to other traffic at four-way stops. I don’t ride fast; I’m not partial to taking risks of any kind. In general I am able to anticipate car doors being thrown open, and I spot brake lights on parked cars giving me a heads up that someone might be pulling out. (What a dream when parked cars actually signal their intention to pull out of a spot!) If a road is quiet enough, often I can even hear parked car engines running to tip me off.

    In four years of biking in San Francisco my sole accident has been due to getting a tire caught crossing Muni tracks. (This installed in me the appropriate fear of god of Muni tracks, and I’m now uber-careful about them.) But today, I didn’t see brake lights or a turn signal or hear an engine. I didn’t see anyone get into their car. The cars traveling the block with me had, as usual, raced to the stoplight and sat waiting at the red. They in no way blocked any parked car’s view of me. I was in the left-hand side of the bike lane midblock when a car to my right started to pull out fast. I yelled loudly, and the driver hit her brakes. Her car stopped within a foot of me, for which I am grateful. While such a collision wouldn’t have killed me, given how fast she was accelerating, I would’ve spent the afternoon in the ER getting a broken bone or two set. If I’d been riding even in the middle of the bike lane, the car would’ve hit me before the driver had time to react to my yell.

    Now, I know some of you will say, big deal, this happens to me daily. This may be true, but there’s no way we will increase the number of people willing to try biking if almost getting hit by a car is even a once-in-a-decade occurrence. There’s no way most of my peer group (forty and fifty year old women) will ride, there’s no way parents will risk letting their children ride. Bicycles need to be separated as much as possible from motorized traffic, and when bicycles and motorized traffic do mix (at intersections for example) the onus has to be on drivers to be utterly responsible for looking out for more vulnerable road users. As in, you don’t move unless you are absolutely certain the way is clear, because if you hit someone, it is your fault unless it can be proven the pedestrian/cyclist did something illegal/wildly stupid.

    Valencia Street is better than it used to be but it is not adequate. Its “bike” lanes are full of double-parked cars and cars swerving constantly through it as they park. I cannot in good faith recommend my peers to ride down it; I can’t recommend parents let their children ride down it alone. Because even though the road was redone just a few years back, the city did not think forward far enough, and they produced a design which, while perhaps advanced for the US at that time, was not safe for bicyclists then and is still unsafe now. (Frankly, I don’t see how putting bike lanes down the middle of the street is going to be much better.) It needs protected bike lanes at the curbs. The design of King Street, even though that street, too, was fairly recently redone, is not safe for bicyclists. It needs a protected bike lane of some sort the entire way. Yes, both streets cost a lot of money, and, yes, both will have to be redone because of lack of vision (or lack of courage) in design.

    So the question is not how to design streets to create safety for bicyclists. The Netherlands and Denmark, where bicycle fatality rates are a fraction of ours and even children bike with confidence, are full of design examples. The real question is how many people have to die, how many have to be sent to the hospital before the vulnerability of the human body to fast-accelerating, heavy metal takes precedence over the almighty LOS metric? Why is “I didn’t see them” a legitimate legal excuse for running someone over?  (Honestly, I don’t know why people bother poisoning, stabbing or shooting each other when you can run someone over with your car with almost complete impunity. As long as you’re not drunk, that is.)

    Bicycling and walking are the healthiest, cheapest, least envirornmentally-damaging, least subsidized form of transportation. Every single person who bikes saves this city money.  Every single person who bikes is improving their health and saving themselves money. When bicyclists are killed by motorized vehicles, it deeply discourages all but the most fearless and intrepid from braving our brutal streets.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Karen:  I’m sorry to hear you almost got hit.  I was hit at Polk/Broadway on October 30, 2012 by a red light runner from Hercules. He clipped my front tire at 35 mph sending me crashing into his car that broke most the bones on the left side of my body.  It can happen to anyone at anytime. I put 5,000 miles on the bike in 8 months, do a lot of riding in the city.

     It’s not just the fact people can get hit on their bicycles, it’s also the financial devastation it can cause, the liability’s too great for most to even consider.  The reason is clear, bicyclists aren’t protected by accident insurance making us dependent on the driver’s policy if they’re at fault.  If they have no assets they’ll likely have a cheap minimum requirement by law of a $15,000 policy.  What this causes is for you to get stuck with bills if you don’t have med coverage such as for the SF Fire Department (around $2K) and the physicians at SF General who bill separately from the hospital.  This is really what many people must think through is it’s not just the danger to our lives, but to our future finances and credit scores.  If you don’t pay a bill within 3 months such as for SF Fire Dept, they send it to collections without hesitation not feeling sorry for you one bit.The SF Gen hospital is supported by tax payers so they accept lawyer’s negotiations but these other med bills aren’t covered or negotiated easily.  So what you’re looking for is not only a loss of your income for the healing time, but all these devastating medical bills.In order to ride a bike in this city without a huge potential liability you must have medical insurance.  The CA vehicle insurance system doesn’t protect bicyclists. My attorney told me my case was worth $1 million had that guy been wealthy.Please consider driving as little as possible only when necessary and avoid highly concentrated areas and days when there are huge events in the city.  I was hit around the SF Giants parade when millions of people were there.

  • still-riding-bikes

    Iamtbonz: When a cyclist stopped at a light is dead because a truck ran her over, its hard to imagine its not the drivers fault.  Clearly an accident, but come on.  True as you say however is that a lot of cyclists are just totally disregarding the traffic laws and putting themselves and others at risk.  Not the case here, so please let’s not have this be about the car vs bike debate.  This is a sad story about a woman who is dead, with the subplot that this city still is a sketchy place to ride given the roads and the (distracted, hurried drivers).  God bless her and her family.

  •  vs a concrete truck we are in pretty bad shape because frankly, the only drivers in this city worse than the cabbies are the concrete truck drivers.

    Me – “did you learn to drive in a barn?”

    Concrete truck driver – “we didn’t have a barn”

  •  I’m with p_chazz – the guy should not go to jail. But clearly he’s not qualified to be a professional driver. Pull his professional license and let him shovel the concrete from now on.

  •  Cheryl,

    That’s absolutely horrible. It’s inexcusable that California allows such low liability coverage. Most states have at least $25,000 or above, although that’s hardly enough for a pedestrian or bicyclist hit seriously by a car. Another horrible statistic: 15% of California drivers drive without any insurance altogether.

    I hope you are on the mend now. Maybe if San Francisco had to pay the medical bills and lost wages of any bicyclist or pedestrian hit by a car in San Francisco (or funeral expenses plus a year’s lost wages to the family of any bicyclist or pedestrian killed by a car) street redesign might happen just a bit faster.

  • Anonymous

    @667b746f9eb5d9175b7eead48ffa3fbf:disqus I totally empathize. It’s such a crappy feeling when you are just trying to get form point A to B in a way that is healthy and environmentally-friendly and nobody gives a damn. We all need to keep getting the word out and continue supporting organizations that are working to change our city’s priorities away from cars and towards pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit (in that order). This is entirely unacceptable that we have tolerate this kind of death and destruction when it could *easily* be fixed in this case by simply removing a lane of travel or taking away from the ridiculously wide, over-designed sidewalk to give cyclists a little safety, and god forbid, a little dignity.

  • I have been cycling in The City since 1972 for work, exercise, shopping. As I grow older I realize cycling is  a dangerous way to get around town. Still, I enjoy it immensely, obey the laws and try to be aware of my surroundings 100% of the time. In the past several months I have taken to riding a mountain bike with its larger tires instead of a road bike. With many City streets so rutted and uneven it is definitely safer. The accident on Saturday close by AT&T  really disturbs me. No matter how conscientious you may be the fickle finger of fate can intervene at a moment’s notice. The picture of Diana Sullivan’s mashed up bike will stay with me forever.

  • Icess

    Anandakos, this accident happened IN FRONT OF a donut shop.

  • Whyisthat

    This is so saddening, wishing her family and friends lots of strength.

  • Upright Biker

    Separated cycle tracks on streets with heavy traffic. Separated cycle tracks on streets with heavy traffic. Separated cycle tracks on streets with heavy traffic. 

    Think my wish will come true before another person needlessly loses their life?

  • Cyclist

    I have biked this spot every day for the last five years.  The section where the accident occurred is without a doubt the most scary in my ride as the bike lane evaporates.  The safest option is to take the lane.  If you don’t, some idiot will try to pass without sufficient room and you are likely toast.

    If the truck driver was indeed behind Diana, I cannot envision a scenario where the truck driver would not be at fault.  There is no room to pass within the lane, even if the cyclists is to the right.  Drivers need to merge into the left lane to safely pass.  If they don’t then they aren’t passing safely and should be cited.

  • Jeremy

    I feel like it should be pointed out that the comment on SFist makes no mention of the truck being stopped behind her. Here is the quote from the beginning of the comment 

    “she was on her bike at 3rd and King, stopped, waiting for the light. So was the cement truck. When the light turned green, they both started to go and the wheel of her bike got caught in the wheel of the cement truck, started revolving with her on it.”

    I read that more like they were sharing the lane as opposed to the truck being behind her. A tragedy, regardless.

  • Dave

    This really saddens me.  I commute to Caltrain three times a week and live in South Beach… Diana’s death hits too close to home.  The fact that the bike line disappears mid block with no warning (into fast moving traffic) is insane.  There needs to be large signage about the ending bike lane, green paint, a “bike’s can have full lane” sign, and sharrows (actually, there’s one sharrow that irresponsible puts the bike right next to the gutter).

    But let’s face it, Embarcadero is an extension of the 280 on ramp at this point.  The existing bike lanes place cyclists too close to the door zone with fast traffic on their left.  Absent a separated bike lane, I don’t see a way to improve things much.  Also, I like the wide pedestrian sidewalks in the area, and don’t think we should get rid of them.

    I would propose terminating the south bound bike lane at Townsend… put a couple of SF bike route signs sending bikes down Townsend to Caltrain or across the street and along the South Beach Marina (yes, on the sidewalk, but where it’s technically legal for bikes to ride the Bay Trail) for those who need to head south down 3rd.

    For more confident cyclists who do want to ride down Embarcadero, sharrows and “full use of lane” signage is needed.

  • I practically live on my bike. There are some streets I don’t feel comfortable riding on and King is one of them. Traffic is too chaotic and it’s basically one big 280 on-ramp, so car speeds can be high. Others are Fell, Oak, Gough, Franklin, Geary, and Lombard through Cow Hollow. If you’re on a bike, I’d personally recommend not being on these streets. And absolutely stay out of the Broadway tunnel. You’re taking your life in  your hands there. If you have to take it, ride the sidewalk through. As others have said also, when in doubt take the entire lane. Better that than getting munged up between two vehicles, or worse yet in a truck’s wheel well.

  • Anonymous

     I agree, Michael, and would add only this word to drivers: if you see any cyclists using the sidewalk for more than a few yards, ask yourself why they might be doing this.  If you stop to think about it, their behavior many times will be quite rational.  On the streets you mentioned, cycling there does not feel safe, because cycling there next to 35-50 mph traffic IS NOT safe.  Until we institute separated bicycle lanes on these routes, police officers should not ticket cyclists on sidewalks in these situations, unless a cyclist is endangering actually present pedestrians by going fast or erratically.

  • ubringliten

    Hi, was she really on her way to the ball park?

  • Tadriennegraves

    Yes she Is a big Giants Fan and headed to go to giant fan day… Sooooo terrible what happened….

  • ubringliten

    That’s good to know because some people assumed she was going to the Caltrain station and that she should be taking Townsend instead.   

    Are you a friend?  I ask because Jo Slota from ghostbikes.org is requesting some info about her so a proper memorial ghost bike can be set up in her name.  We try contacting her family but no response yet which is very understandable.

  • Very nice memoriam given by Supervisor Kim at the BoS just now.

  • ubringliten

    Did she mention anything of improving King St.?

  • she mentioned an SFist comment that described the bike lane ending abruptly. This was dovetailed with a discussion from her about the pedestrian safety task force.

  • Diana Sullivan is….was my best friend.  She is going to be missed every day.  Here is a link to her memorial services.  If her story touches you please come.  She didn’t know a stranger.  The bigger the party, the better. 
    http://www.facebook.com/events/502578546451138/
     

  • TruckinRan

    Have any of you sat behind the Wheel of a LARGE TRUCK…???exe A Concrete Mixer, Imagine This,Anything from 11:00 o clock-to 3:00 oclock in your field of View there is a BLIND spot LARGE enough to hide THREE small Cars…!!! So If you can Imagine this, It is like you being in your car, and Everyone else is on a BIG Wheel…!!! If you are in the 11-3 field of View, You are Assuming that The Driver can see YOU…!!! I’m Telling you he Can NOT…!!! The Driver of the truck Involved in this incident NEVER NEW SHE WAS THERE…!!!  WE as Professional Truck Drivers Don’t Just run over People, We spend every day and every Minute trying to Avoid Accidents…!!! My Thoughts and Prayers go Out All..!!!     

  • And of course the most well know blind spot for a truck driver is called “his cell phone”.

    We do not know what happened, but if the cement mixer approached the cyclist from behind, she was not in his blind spot until he put her there without making a note of her presence. And if that is what happened, it is not unprecedented.

    I have never sat behind the wheel of a large truck because I don’t think I have the requisite skill. Sadly a lot of operators are mistakenly convinced that they do.

  • Gneiss

    TuckinRan – then you and your brother truckers should be some of the strongest advocates for separated infrastructure for bicycles.  As others have pointed out here, this was a failure of imagination on the part of the traffic engineers who couldn’t see that cyclists would keep on riding on a street with bike lane that disappears mid-block with no alternate provided for, and no signage to indicate what cyclists and motorists are supposed to do.

    I would think you were more serious in your dismay if you were wiling to advocate for raising registration rates on heavy vehicles to pay for the needed infrastructure as you stand the most to gain from changes that prevents these tragedies rather than just telling people they need to “watch out”.

  • Anonymous

    @6e251893d03e890dc93c60116c591b44:disqus  wrote: “Have any of you sat behind the Wheel of a LARGE TRUCK…??”

    Have you ever ridden a bicycle in a bike lane that suddenly ended and dumped you into heavy traffic, traffic which includes huge trucks with *massive* blind spots (where you can fit three small cars), on a road that is effectively a freeway on-ramp and has no shoulder?

  • Anonymous

    I’m a friend of dear Diana. Yes, she was on her way to the ball park. She is a huge Giants fan and a bike proponent. She is no novice bike rider. She knows how to ride a bike. 

  • Love you Aimee. 

  • @p_chazz:disqus YES, you darn betcha I think he should go to jail.  I think he should go to prison.  The fact that “vehicular manslaughter” is punishable by a maximum of one year in the county jail is itself a crime.  This woman’s life was lost because this driver was negligent.  No, he didn’t “mean” to do it, I’ll certainly grant that.  And he’s probably tortured by the thought of it.  But that doesn’t remove the basic fact that cars bully bicycles all the time; trucks run over bicycles all the time.  

    It won’t change until people do time.  

  • Dmenace

    I was a friend of DIanna’s. Actually the whole world was her friend. The world has lost an amazing human being. So very sad this has happened!

  • SUSAN

    I’m horrified and haunted by this accident.  A true nightmare!!!!!  Think about Diane often and how she was just out on a beautiful Saturday bike ride.  One never knows what fate has in instore for each of us.

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