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Parkland school bus hits bike, woman injured -- themorningcall.com

There are 104 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 28, 2007, titled Parkland school bus hits bike, woman injured -- themorningcall.com. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A 50-year-old Orefield woman who was riding a bike was hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a school bus in North Whitehall Township today.

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#110 Oct 1, 2007
amazed wrote:
2nd amendment - they were in the middle of the right hand lane (although I have seen people pedal down the middle).
What made it so [email protected] scary was that the tractor trailer was blowing its horn and the guy was turning to respond, it was a mess. Fortunately I was in the left lane and was able to get away from the whole scene.
I have also seen people pass on the right (shoulder of the road) to get around this cyclist. It is an accident waiting to happen.
My distance is too far and the roads I need to take not conducive to cycling. I start the day with a cardio walk instead!
Riding as he was is not very smart. I ride just to the left of the shoulder white line if there is one. That's where he should be riding. Riding too far to the right puts the cyclist in danger of broken pavement, storm sewer grates, road debris, and leaves no room for them should they need to make an evasive maneuver to avoid something on the extreme shoulder.

I used to commute 15 miles to work but now I have no shower where I work so I drive.

Since: Aug 07

Allentown, PA

#111 Oct 1, 2007
2nd amendment wrote:
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Care to explain this to me? They are more difficult to get around than a cyclist. You didn't address farm equipment either. I see far more cyclists riding against traffic on both sides of the roadway that are a far bigger danger to themselves and others than the ones obeying the traffic laws. It is also rare to see a juvenile wearing a helmet which is also a concern. Focus your hate toward those that are a real danger to themselves and others.
Perhaps the truth is you just don't like cyclists for some odd reason and that is your motive here.
I do wich to police would ticket law breaking cyclists. I have broken the speed limit a number of times. I'm just glad there were no cops around.
I do not HATE anyone so do not put words in my mouth. I get aggravated...there is a difference. It is not me who is impatient but try having little ones in your vehicle screaming IM HUNGRY...I WANT TO GO HOME and having to drive behind that crap. Obviously if there was a horse in front of us it would be more entertaining to my children then a bike rider. I am not someone who wants to speed but I am a soccer mom who has plenty of things to do and do not have all day. Obviously where you live there might not be many cyclists but we have an overabundance out here in Macungie so you would understand my point. Again I will say it...I have no problem with cyclists. It is great exercise. The cyclist I see have NO REASON to be on roads when next to them are paved bike paths. Thats all BIKE PATHS.
2nd amendment

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#112 Oct 1, 2007
SooooFunnny wrote:
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I do not HATE anyone so do not put words in my mouth. I get aggravated...there is a difference. It is not me who is impatient but try having little ones in your vehicle screaming IM HUNGRY...I WANT TO GO HOME and having to drive behind that crap. Obviously if there was a horse in front of us it would be more entertaining to my children then a bike rider. I am not someone who wants to speed but I am a soccer mom who has plenty of things to do and do not have all day. Obviously where you live there might not be many cyclists but we have an overabundance out here in Macungie so you would understand my point. Again I will say it...I have no problem with cyclists. It is great exercise. The cyclist I see have NO REASON to be on roads when next to them are paved bike paths. Thats all BIKE PATHS.
I frequently ride through and around Macungie. There are no bike paths there suitable for my and my riding buddie's riding style. That bike path is for the very causal rider, not serious cyclists.

Since: Aug 07

Allentown, PA

#113 Oct 1, 2007
I think the casual riders are the ones that jam up traffic. The type of riding that you are into I really do not see much of. I really have nothing against them. There are many people in cars that are just as annoying (especially the ones on cell phones not paying attention). I am sure I have ticked off people too but the article hit a sore spot and I had to vent.

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