Cyclist critically hurt in Wisconsin ...

Cyclist critically hurt in Wisconsin hit-and-run

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 6, 2010, titled Cyclist critically hurt in Wisconsin hit-and-run. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Authorities in northeast Wisconsin say a motorist who may have been from Minnesota slammed into a bicyclist and sped away, leaving the cyclist in critical condition.

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Steve G

Shakopee, MN

#1 Jul 6, 2010
Odd, I had a cyclist run me off the road this weekend.
Fred

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 6, 2010
Steve G wrote:
Odd, I had a cyclist run me off the road this weekend.
That is odd, considering that's impossible.

Any comment on the actual story?
katie

Cambridge, MN

#4 Jul 6, 2010
And your point is what? Why bother stopping if you hurt someone? Maybe the cyclist would have gotten medical attention faster if the people who hit him had stopped immediately, depending on if anyone else was around. Fishin guy, you are an idiot.
Fishin Guy wrote:
I'm thinking that if the motorist would have stopped the bicyclist would probably still be in critical condition.
Agent Starling

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 6, 2010
Fishin Guy wrote:
I'm thinking that if the motorist would have stopped the bicyclist would probably still be in critical condition.
You are absolutely correct! An action is never wrong if you don't have any negative consequences from doing it!
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#6 Jul 6, 2010
I know there will posters that don't like this post. Wisconsin, like Minnesota has hundreds of miles of paved bike trails. But why don't all bicyclists use them? You might see a lot less bike accidents like this. And no, bicyclists don't pay taxes for road use. Paying a federal and state fuel tax when you gas-up your vehicle is for that vehicle not your bike. I have spoken to a lot of drivers, and nothing ticks them off more than bicyclists running down a 55-65 mph highway at 10-20 mph, and a string of cars behind them waiting for on-coming traffic to allow them to get around the bicyclists. Use the paved trails for biking like the taxpayers paid for them.
citylights

Delano, MN

#7 Jul 6, 2010
This is very sad. I agree with Vikings Fan. We have trails all over kingdom come around here and you will almost always see the bicyclists on the road with the trail 10 feet from them, freshly paved. Drives me nuts.
glimpy

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 6, 2010
Vikings Fan wrote:
I have spoken to a lot of drivers, and nothing ticks them off more than ...
Wow, you've spoken to "a lot of drivers", huh? Well, given that intense institutionalized research, you MUST be right! LOL

Any time you have to preface your post with "I know nobody will like this...", it automatically discredits you right off the bat. Because you are admitting insecurity in what you have to say. You're just anti-biking because you see it as a threat to your ability to gab on the cell phone and eat 7 McDonalds items while driving and playing with your iPod while drunk. Heck, you might hit somebody! God forbid you actually pay attention and be held accountable for your driving!! NOOOO!!! It's the bikers faults! MY roads! They don't pay taxes on them!! Wah wah wah wah. Go get some exercise, you fast-food-grubbing fool.

The point is that this is a hit-and-run, just as much as it would be between 2 cars. Just because you're anti-biking (and probably anti-exercise) it doesn't detract from the fact that the driver is in the wrong. I hope the "young adults" are found and brought to justice. Cowards.
no engine

Eden Prairie, MN

#10 Jul 6, 2010
The roads are made for vehicles.. with engines...
snitch

New York, NY

#11 Jul 6, 2010
They'll be caught. Hopefully because one of them will develop a conscience. Now I know alot of you will disagree with me, but I think it's great that people ride bikes- even when they're on roads because they're going someplace! I'm a believer in the right-of-way hierarchy, 1st pedestrians 2nd bicyclists 3rd cars.
What is amazing to me is that motorists don't seem to connect that cyclists are PEOPLE! That is another human being there- with just as much right to the road (more, actually- see above) as you! Cars seem to forget this about motorcyclists too, pulling out in front of them which they would NOT do to a Semi. Must be the perceived threat level...again forgetting that this is another person on that vehicle.
Crummle5

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 6, 2010
Bido wrote:
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Settle down. Your attitude is what drivers hate. Grow up and move over for the bigger faster cars. You will lose every time. It has been my experience that the Lance Armstrong wannabes are a bunch of elitist jerk offs who think they own the road. It is probably why this guy got hit. I am in no way excusing the hit and run by this person, but get a grip Glimpy!
What an asinine retort. Get together something to say first next time. You have contributed nothing.
Dude

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jul 6, 2010
Bido wrote:
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Settle down. Your attitude is what drivers hate. Grow up and move over for the bigger faster cars. You will lose every time. It has been my experience that the Lance Armstrong wannabes are a bunch of elitist jerk offs who think they own the road. It is probably why this guy got hit. I am in no way excusing the hit and run by this person, but I smoke a lot of pole. I SMOKE POLE!!
Stop making excuses for the deadbeat driver, fool! Wow, some people have zero grip on reality. Listen to what you're defending - hit and run! I know you just like hearing yourself talk, but think about what is coming out. You're defending a hit-and-run.
Live- Ride-be Free

Eden Prairie, MN

#14 Jul 6, 2010
Most of us...if we happen to be walking or riding a bicycle.. we stay out of the way..
we dont act like we are entitled to take over the road, by biking 10-20mph.. with a line of cars behind us...LOL
Indian

Eau Claire, WI

#16 Jul 6, 2010
Damn criminal Minnesotans! Stay away from this side of the river.
Joe Mizereck

Tallahassee, FL

#17 Jul 7, 2010
This is terribly sad and unacceptable. And we have to let motorists know that it is unacceptable to hit a cyclist and leave them in the road to die. Sadly, there appears to be a growing number of motorists around the world who are choosing to run from collisions with cyclists only making matters worse for themselves and most certainly their victims. One way to stop motorists from making this choice is to make the option of running less attractive...indeed, make it painful for them. One way to do this is to offer rewards leading to the arrest and conviction violators. Motorists need to understand that if they run, an allout effort will be made to bring them to justice. For this purpose, I would like to offer a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest of the motorist(s) involved in this collision. I will only need confirmation from your local police department that your information lead to the arrest of the person(s) involved.

These roads are "our" roads and we must learn to share our roads in ways that allow all users to travel safely. This kind of motorist behavior is wrong and should concern all members of our communities...Please, if you know who hit the cyclist, call your local police department and help them bring this person to justice.

Thank you,
Joe Mizereck
Founder, The "3 Feet Please" Campaign

Since: Jul 08

United States

#18 Jul 7, 2010
Dude wrote:
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Stop making excuses for the deadbeat driver, fool! Wow, some people have zero grip on reality. Listen to what you're defending - hit and run! I know you just like hearing yourself talk, but think about what is coming out. You're defending a hit-and-run.
Did you read my post? I am not defending anyone. I am sick of the road hogging lance armstrongs who bitch about cars. Move over or get off the road! So go f yourself you d bag!

Since: Jul 08

United States

#19 Jul 7, 2010
Crummle5 wrote:
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What an asinine retort. Get together something to say first next time. You have contributed nothing.
And you did? Go buy a new pair of bike shorts your bleeping punk! If I see your stupid arse hogging the road then dont be surprised if you get run into the ditch!

Since: Jul 08

United States

#20 Jul 7, 2010
Dude wrote:
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Stop making excuses for the deadbeat driver, fool! Wow, some people have zero grip on reality. Listen to what you're defending - hit and run! I know you just like hearing yourself talk, but think about what is coming out. You're defending a hit-and-run.
I think you like the bike short look you flame job! Talk about liking to smoke the pole.
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jul 8, 2010
Bido wrote:
<quoted text> And you did? Go buy a new pair of bike shorts your bleeping punk! If I see your stupid arse hogging the road then dont be surprised if you get run into the ditch!
Nice - terroristic threats. That make you feel like a man? Because it sure sounds like someone who has issues.
Fishin Guy

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Jul 8, 2010
Fishin Guy wrote:
I'm thinking that if the motorist would have stopped the bicyclist would probably still be in critical condition.
In my first post I neglected to mention that certainly the motorist should have stopped.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#23 Jul 8, 2010
Wow wrote:
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Nice - terroristic threats. That make you feel like a man? Because it sure sounds like someone who has issues.
Terroristic threats? Are you out of your mind? I dont have any issues except for moronic jerk offs who hide behind anonymity. Kind of like you. So get over your self! Oh, and watch out for me on the highway and stay out of traffic. Did you read the whole exchange? I stated my opinion and got ripped so go fly a kite! Lycra never looks good on a man, so quit trying to pull it off. You bicyclists are a bunch of whiney losers who get what you deserve when you act like highway Nazis. Cars are bigger so get you dumb arse out of the way!!!

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