Monday, July 7, 2014

Cycling & Walking Pedestrian Death Fatality 93 y.o Male Struck by Cyclist Bike Path, Perth, WA ABC News online & WAtoday July 6th 2014


This blog strongly opposes certain reforms
VicRoads is currently considering:

“under one suggested reform, 

cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. 

And the same could also APPLY  at pedestrian lights."   
Also

"PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;"

"ALLOWING all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."

Herald Sun 12.9.14


Pete Dowe

Road Safety Advocate





"A 95-year-old pedestrian has died after being struck by a cyclist in the Perth suburb of Bassendean.

The crash happened on a cycle path next to Guildford Road about 2:30pm yesterday."

The man had been standing on a cycle path next to Guildford Road just before 2.30pm, police said.

"The two men collided, causing them both to fall to the ground," police media spokesman Samuel Dinnison said.




Elderly pedestrian struck by cyclist on Bassendean bike path dies


A 95-year-old pedestrian has died after being struck by a cyclist in the Perth suburb of Bassendean.
The crash happened on a cycle path next to Guildford Road about 2:30pm yesterday.
The elderly man sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance, where he later died.
The cyclist, a 53-year-old man, received minor injuries.
Police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen the crash, or who saw either the pedestrian or cyclist prior to the incident.






http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-06/elderly-pedestrian-killed-cyclist-crash-bassendean-perth/5575242



Man, 95, dies after crash with cyclist in Bassendean

Robyn Preston July 06, 2014
A 95-year-old man has died after a collision with a cyclist in Bassendean on Saturday afternoon.
The man had been standing on a cycle path next to Guildford Road just before 2.30pm, police said.
Police media spokesman said that a 53-year-old man had been riding east, on the same cycle path, when the crash happened,
"The two men collided, causing them both to fall to the ground," police media spokesman Samuel Dinnison said.
“The pedestrian received a serious head injury and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance, where he later died."
He said the cyclist received only minor injuries in the crash and police would continue to investigate how the crash happened.
Anyone with information regarding this crash, or who saw the pedestrian or cyclist involved prior to the crash, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 





Comment by Pete Dowe

Tragically, many in the community believe that a cyclist can't hurt anyone



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