Pickup hits, kills mom on bike in SW....

Pickup hits, kills mom on bike in SW. Minn

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Text Me

Green Bay, WI

#1 Jul 1, 2014
This pinhead has a Twitter account. Maybe if more women and children get killed by texting drivers the cops will do something about it.

A mother riding a bicycle and pulling her two little daughters behind in a trailer was struck along a southwestern Minnesota highway and killed, a collision that led to the driver’s arrest, authorities said Tuesday.

The crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. Monday on Hwy. 270, just north of the family’s hometown of Steen, according to the State Patrol.

Killed was Andrea L. Boeve, 33, the patrol said.

Boeve was obeying Minnesota law, which calls for bicyclists to ride in the same direction as motorized traffic. She also was wearing a helmet, although it is not legally required.

Boeve’s daughters, 4-year-old Claire and 1-year-old Mallorie, were hospitalized in Luverne, Minn., with noncritical injuries.

The bicycle was heading east on Hwy. 270 in Rock County, when it was hit from behind by a pickup driven by Christopher M. Weber, 25, of Brandon, S.D., the patrol said.

Weber, who was not hurt, was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide or operation. He could be charged as soon as Tuesday.
http://www.startribune.com/local/265367311.ht...
Bellweather

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jul 1, 2014
If ya follow the law you will get killed. Minnesota law is stupid. I ride against traffic, alive today because I have ditched my bike many times because of pickups riding along looking at horses or some other junk with their passenger side tire on the white line, where I was biking. Ride defensively or die obeying the stupid Minnesota law. Also goes for crosswalks, never ride a bike across a crosswalk. The term crosswalk defines WALKING not riding a bike across traffic lanes with no regards for vehicles ability to see you and stop for you. The bigger vehicle always wins in a crash.

Car/truck kills bikers (motorized or not).

Semi kills cars and bikers(motorized or not).

Train kills everything. Even LRT trains, no better just as dangerous.
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 1, 2014
This young mother was following the law, but she was still killed. Frankly, I would never ride a bike on the shoulder of a rural highway.

A 6th grade classmate of mine was killed in the same manner. The driver was intoxicated, but was not arrested.(This was back in the middle 70s and the driver was a 'respected' businessman'.
Fasebook Freek

Green Bay, WI

#4 Jul 1, 2014
Bellweather wrote:
If ya follow the law you will get killed. Minnesota law is stupid. I ride against traffic, alive today because I have ditched my bike many times because of pickups riding along looking at horses or some other junk with their passenger side tire on the white line, where I was biking. Ride defensively or die obeying the stupid Minnesota law. Also goes for crosswalks, never ride a bike across a crosswalk. The term crosswalk defines WALKING not riding a bike across traffic lanes with no regards for vehicles ability to see you and stop for you. The bigger vehicle always wins in a crash.
Car/truck kills bikers (motorized or not).
Semi kills cars and bikers(motorized or not).
Train kills everything. Even LRT trains, no better just as dangerous.
At least if you run, walk or bike against traffic you can see what the idiot comming at you is doing.
Bellweather

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 1, 2014
Fasebook Freek wrote:
<quoted text>At least if you run, walk or bike against traffic you can see what the idiot comming at you is doing.
Agree. most of the time they are looking out the window. It scares me when in the ditch thinking of what would have happened if I hadn't hit the ditch, like DEAD.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 1, 2014
Wade Gustafson wrote:
This young mother was following the law, but she was still killed. Frankly, I would never ride a bike on the shoulder of a rural highway.
A 6th grade classmate of mine was killed in the same manner. The driver was intoxicated, but was not arrested.(This was back in the middle 70s and the driver was a 'respected' businessman'.
Some folks don't have a choice in the roads they use if they need to get some place.. Especially if they live in a rural area.
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Nor in many case do they have much of a choice in their form of transportation.
Bellweather

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 1, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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Some folks don't have a choice in the roads they use if they need to get some place.. Especially if they live in a rural area.
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Nor in many case do they have much of a choice in their form of transportation.
Correct she was legally riding a bike according to the law until physics took over. Most cases of bike crashes involve recreational riding, being that she was pulling 2 kids in a trailer suspect it was a joy ride. The kids were not seriously hurt, lucky. RIP mom, lesson learned, be careful OR you might not live to enjoy retirement. No matter what you do use defensive techniques to reduce risk, unless you drive a train and even those crash..

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jul 1, 2014
Bellweather wrote:
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Correct she was legally riding a bike according to the law until physics took over. Most cases of bike crashes involve recreational riding, being that she was pulling 2 kids in a trailer suspect it was a joy ride. The kids were not seriously hurt, lucky. RIP mom, lesson learned, be careful OR you might not live to enjoy retirement. No matter what you do use defensive techniques to reduce risk, unless you drive a train and even those crash..
For all we know. The bike ride might have been to visit a family member who lived close by. Either as to help out with chores and or just to visit.
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Or even to go harvest something wild like sorrel.
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And since babysitters are rare in the rural. She would have had to take the kids with. Since she would have not been able to just call up and ask for a person down the block to come and watch her kids.
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Trailers are basically kid haulers. Since she would not been able to carry them on the bike itself.
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Here is a selection of child trailers. The type one can hitch to a bicycle to be able to have the offspring along.
http://www.target.com/c/child-carriers-traile...
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Thing is, we will most likely never know since the information most likely died with her.
Bellweather

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jul 1, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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For all we know. The bike ride might have been to visit a family member who lived close by. Either as to help out with chores and or just to visit.
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Or even to go harvest something wild like sorrel.
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And since babysitters are rare in the rural. She would have had to take the kids with. Since she would have not been able to just call up and ask for a person down the block to come and watch her kids.
.
Trailers are basically kid haulers. Since she would not been able to carry them on the bike itself.
.
Here is a selection of child trailers. The type one can hitch to a bicycle to be able to have the offspring along.
http://www.target.com/c/child-carriers-traile...
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Thing is, we will most likely never know since the information most likely died with her.
You been to Colorado?

Suspect mom isn't the only one who knows why she was riding her bike, RIP. The 4 year old probably knows but trauma of the wreck may take a toll on both kids. What lucky kids they are to survive being hit by a vehicle. These electronic devices kill many.
Tweeting Driver

Green Bay, WI

#10 Jul 1, 2014
Unfortunately these are the kind of deaths it will take for something to be done about these texting pinheads. Today a watched a postal worker blow a red light. Her face was glued to her phone, her head down as she ran the light in front of me. She never looked up.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 2, 2014
Bellweather wrote:
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You been to Colorado?
Suspect mom isn't the only one who knows why she was riding her bike, RIP. The 4 year old probably knows but trauma of the wreck may take a toll on both kids. What lucky kids they are to survive being hit by a vehicle. These electronic devices kill many.
Last time I was in Colo was back in the late 1970s. Until then, my family & I were there every other year. Many of those times were to visit one of my mom's sisters and that one's family.
Bellweather

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 2, 2014
Tweeting Driver wrote:
Unfortunately these are the kind of deaths it will take for something to be done about these texting pinheads. Today a watched a postal worker blow a red light. Her face was glued to her phone, her head down as she ran the light in front of me. She never looked up.
Should be open season on the arsewholes. Put a bounty on their heads, dead or alive. We could sit at intersections and shoot them as they blow red lights. Of course you can note time, date, license plate, vehicle make/mod, description of driver etc and email the State Patrol and they will do nothing.

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