Bicyclist Struck, Killed While Night Riding

Police said a bicycle rider was struck by a car and killed late Wednesday night just outside West Chester. Full Story
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elericram

United States

#1 May 29, 2008
my prayers goes out to both the driver and the victim

Since: May 08

West Chester

#2 May 29, 2008
Sorry but this dude shouldn't have been riding at night. It difficult enough to make your way around these people in the day light let alone the dark.
Rosa Lemonada

Mount Laurel, NJ

#3 May 29, 2008
Because of the skyrocketing price of gasoline, there are more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads. When I'm driving, I try to concentrate on driving and being aware of the traffic conditions.

I'm sorry to hear about this fatality. The driver of the vehicle did stop and I hope the driver is okay after this incident.
kia

Ellicott City, MD

#4 May 29, 2008
So I guess people should not walk at night either, or sit on their steps at night, or go jogging at night...for what reason becaseu people like you think they own the road
Gina P - West Chester wrote:
Sorry but this dude shouldn't have been riding at night. It difficult enough to make your way around these people in the day light let alone the dark.
JNP

Philadelphia, PA

#5 May 29, 2008
So sad..

At least the driver didn't take off unlike some of the other a**holes you hear about...
bikes to work

Lenni, PA

#6 May 29, 2008
Gina P, sorry we all can't afford cars and that we make it difficult for your to drive, some people work at night at the many restaurants and stores around here. It's people like you that make riding a bike dangerous. If you would open your good eye and remove the cell phone from your ear we'd appreciate it.
Donna

Voorhees, NJ

#7 May 29, 2008
Wonder if he was wearing a helmet.
buck

Philadelphia, PA

#8 May 29, 2008
Bicyclists have as much right to be on the road as any other vehichle...unfortunately most automobile drivers do not know how to react to bicyclists on the road, nor do they respect the rights of cyclists especially when we attempt to make a left hand turn...
Concerned

Philadelphia, PA

#9 May 29, 2008
Did the newspapers publish the name of the victim yet?

njy

Since: Mar 08

Rahway, NJ

#10 May 30, 2008
Gina P - West Chester wrote:
Sorry but this dude shouldn't have been riding at night. It difficult enough to make your way around these people in the day light let alone the dark.
Thats pretty ignorant, what if this was one of your family members? Some people depend on their bikes to get from a to b. Get your head out of your fat ass!

njy

Since: Mar 08

Rahway, NJ

#11 May 30, 2008
by the way, the victims name is Paul Hally, 35, of West Goshen.
Trish

Bryn Mawr, PA

#12 May 30, 2008
Gina P: You are an idiot. Shame on you. njy: Thank you Paul was a family member. My prayers go out not only for Paul but to the driver too.
GUNNER

Philadelphia, PA

#13 May 30, 2008
buck wrote:
Bicyclists have as much right to be on the road as any other vehichle...unfortunately most automobile drivers do not know how to react to bicyclists on the road, nor do they respect the rights of cyclists especially when we attempt to make a left hand turn...
Sorry, but bycyles DO NOT have the same road rights as cars and trucks.
The major roads were meant and built for motorized vehicles, idiot !! Your bike weighs thousands of pounds less than a car so YOU should have respect. You aren't driving, you're riding and you have many, many safe places to ride without attempting to be part of rush hour traffic. Sorry the guy lost his life but remember, bicycles are not motorized vehicles and it takes much less skill to ride a bike than drive a car/truck!!
Tshizzle

New Brunswick, NJ

#14 May 30, 2008
Did he have the lights on his bike as REQUIRED BY LAW? It's illegal to ride at night without LIGHTS on your bike. IF he didn't have them, it's partially his own fault. Terrible shame either way...
Teddmann

Keansburg, NJ

#15 May 30, 2008
We don't know all the circumstances. I do feel bad for the guy. We can't generalize, but, I have to say that a lot of bikers tend to think they own the road, weaving in and out of traffic simply because they can. I ride bikes too, but I stick to the bike trails, not the major roads.
kelly

Malvern, PA

#16 May 30, 2008
he was my friend. He was on hard times. and he Paul was a good guy. people with all of these sit on your bottom and judge every one else types with their opinions should look to their own families and think how they woulod feel if this happened to their loved one, and if you have half a brain, then be quiet. Because this is awful for the driver to have messed up this badly.

Regardless of the inconvenience to the people driving, you are by LAW supposed to give deference, especially for those not as fortunate.
kelly

Malvern, PA

#17 May 30, 2008
Donna wrote:
Wonder if he was wearing a helmet.
are you kidding??
Topher

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Jun 1, 2008
You need to check your facts before sounding so stupid. You apparently have no idea.
Kids in school even know that the government was making roads before cars existed. So the cylist had rights to the road before the cars...duh!
Topher

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Jun 1, 2008
That post was in response to Gunner's comment.
GUNNER

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jun 2, 2008
Topher wrote:
That post was in response to Gunner's comment.
In the beginning of roadway construction in this country, roadways were primarily built for access by military VEHICLES. Get YOUR facts straight, Moron.

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