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Cops: Bicyclist hit by dump truck in Bethpage dies

There are 64 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Cops: Bicyclist hit by dump truck in Bethpage dies. In it, Newsday reports that:

A bicyclist from Levittown died Monday after he was struck by a dump truck while cycling in Bethpage, police said.

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Kimmy

North Port, FL

#1 Jun 8, 2009
RIP. I almost got run over by a dump truck when I was 15. Terrifying but everything happened fast. My moped saved my life because i was able to kick it in at the HUGE back tires "to get out of the way".
OhWellShitHappen s

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jun 8, 2009
Let me guess. One of the specialist elite bicyclists that thought he owned the road and thought he had the right of way. Not uncommon in this town.
kathleen miller

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jun 8, 2009
Bicyclists should be able to share the road. Check out the New York State bicyclests guide. Drivers on the other hand need to pay more attention. Looking out for bicyclists and pedestrians that might be crossing the road! Not uncommon in this town for a driver to speed through a stop sign and not look out for the rare walker!
Fisherman

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jun 9, 2009
The da mmed driver was not ticketed !! Stop the whining, and there should be nothing done about this... No stop signs, no more politics... People are not educated to the dangers, and that needs to be introduced in school.... What can happen if you don't pay attention out there in the world ??? You can get hurt, and maybe killed... That's all !! No new ways to increase our taxes, or create more headaches... Pay attention !!
OhWellShitHappen s

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jun 9, 2009
Fisherman wrote:
The da mmed driver was not ticketed !! Stop the whining, and there should be nothing done about this... No stop signs, no more politics... People are not educated to the dangers, and that needs to be introduced in school.... What can happen if you don't pay attention out there in the world ??? You can get hurt, and maybe killed... That's all !! No new ways to increase our taxes, or create more headaches... Pay attention !!
What, no bailout for situations like these? Do you mean to tell me that the reality is that were responsible for our own actions?
xxx

Yaphank, NY

#6 Jun 9, 2009
for any cold hearted people who want to leave an ignorant comment keep it to yourselves , imagine it was someone close to you , dont be so quick to judge

he was a great man , the kindest person i know

may you rip , you will be loved and missed forever

xoxoxoxo
xxx

Yaphank, NY

#7 Jun 9, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
Let me guess. One of the specialist elite bicyclists that thought he owned the road and thought he had the right of way. Not uncommon in this town.
you are a ignorant fool , you need to educate yourself
OhWellShitHappen s

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Jun 9, 2009
xxx wrote:
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you are a ignorant fool , you need to educate yourself
I know, I know. Im so ignorant that I cant even get hit by a dump truck. If my level of ignorance increases I just might not be able to see an Orion bus coming.
What do you suggest for an educational venture, common sense and personal safety?
Fisherman

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jun 9, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
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What, no bailout for situations like these? Do you mean to tell me that the reality is that were responsible for our own actions?
I was gonna write a quote on here referring to an incident 40 years ago in bethpage...I believe the kids name was Richard Hendley or something... The massive, never blame yourself for not teaching the kids,# 1 is to pay attention, even if you have the right of way.... The weird part is, I did'nt write it, 3 days later it wrote itself.... Same town, same road ....
bethpage mom

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Jun 9, 2009
I know the driver who is a very good person and driver. We weren't there so don't make stupid comments. The person who should have to answer questions is the crossing guard at that corner. there also should be NO TURN ON RED at that intersection, for all 4 corners.
dipset

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jun 9, 2009
the driver of the dump truck happens to be my uncle. i know the exact story and i heard it from plenty of cops and eye witnesses. dont go blaming the driver when you dont know the full story. 2 people mad statments both in agreement that the biker had his head down and did not pay any attention to the road in front of him. i also know a bunch of people who went to school with and graduated wit the kid. it was a tradegic event but to be fair to all it was an ACCIDENT. things happen and unfortunately this one took a turn for the worst.

so dont go judging and blaming people when you dont know them, who they are, and the truth behind everything that happened
Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jun 9, 2009
And then it was wham, then it was bam, then it was crunch, then it was organ donation.
bethpage mom

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jun 9, 2009
everyone who knows the driver loves him, and yes it was an accident. people who make rude comments or remarks wait till it's your family, or you for that matter. Carma Sucks beware it comes back 3 times as hard.

YOUR NAME SHOULD BE JIMMY JACK A**
"And then it was wham, then it was bam, then it was crunch, then it was organ donation."
OhWellShitHappen s

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jun 9, 2009
Fisherman wrote:
<quoted text>I was gonna write a quote on here referring to an incident 40 years ago in bethpage...I believe the kids name was Richard Hendley or something... The massive, never blame yourself for not teaching the kids,# 1 is to pay attention, even if you have the right of way.... The weird part is, I did'nt write it, 3 days later it wrote itself.... Same town, same road ....
Same road? For some reason I wouldn't be surprised if it was closer to the train station. That station is so evil and dangerous. I've had no problems with it, but lately, it seems like a fad to be killed there.
OhWellShitHappen s

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jun 9, 2009
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
And then it was wham, then it was bam, then it was crunch, then it was organ donation.
Were there any organs worth using?
bethpage mom

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jun 9, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
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Were there any organs worth using?
another JACK A**, don't cross the street how's that for funny, i hope no one donates to ur dumb a**, and to think that people like you live in this community.

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#18 Jun 9, 2009
Does anybody actually know how this accident happened? We can not rely on newsday printing anything other than what they hear on News12. I see the driver wasn't issued any summonses, so am I to believe that the cyclist just crossed an intersection, and didnt see a DUMPTRUCK heading his way?
lol

United States

#19 Jun 9, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
Let me guess. One of the specialist elite bicyclists that thought he owned the road and thought he had the right of way. Not uncommon in this town.
Let me guess: you drive a hummer.
bikers sukk

South Salem, NY

#20 Jun 9, 2009
next time i hope it's someone on a motorcycle
bethpage mom

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Jun 9, 2009
they were going same direction,bicycle went along side of the truck he didnt see him

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