1 Man Dead in Car Versus Bicycle Cras...

1 Man Dead in Car Versus Bicycle Crash in Minooka

There are 19 comments on the Patch.com story from Jan 14, 2013, titled 1 Man Dead in Car Versus Bicycle Crash in Minooka. In it, Patch.com reports that:

A car versus pedestrian crash on Ridge Road Monday night left one man dead. Minooka Police Chief Justin Meyer said a single passenger vehicle was northbound on Ridge Road, just north of McEvilly Road, when it struck a 43-year-old, male Minooka resident.

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Joe Vascerelli

Western Springs, IL

#1 Jan 14, 2013
Someone has to live with the fact that they killed a man. Such a shame.
Dan Miller

Western Springs, IL

#2 Jan 14, 2013
Very true, Joe.
edgar

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 15, 2013
R.I.P STEVE
Jerry

Yorkville, IL

#4 Jan 15, 2013
We will miss you Steve
Juan

United States

#5 Jan 15, 2013
R.I>P buddy can believe it was you when i heard about the accident
Resident of minooka

Ottawa, IL

#6 Jan 15, 2013
Actually joe, it's a shame that you have the guts to put blame on the person. This town needs more lighting, the road is extremely dark at night , how can one see a bike? How can a bike ride safely without a sidewalk?? Ive been living here and have trouble getting past that bridge because there's no sidewalk. Thanks to god I'm ok.
THE WISEGUY

Homer Glen, IL

#7 Jan 15, 2013
Blame the biker. Had to know it was dangerous. Problem is, most bikers think they own the road and DO NOT follow the rules of the road. Drive a car if not safe.
west side

Chicago, IL

#8 Jan 15, 2013
What!! Driving a car is not safe either driving in minooka!!!!
Yepperz

Morris, IL

#9 Jan 15, 2013
The blame belongs to them both. The car for not being extra judicious on dark roads where bikes travel. The bike for not being extra judicious on dark roads where cars travel. Unnecessary and unfortunate. Better lighting, a sidewalk and quite frankly: a wider train bridge where four cars abreast can actually travel safely are the solutions for future prevention of similar tragedies.
Dave

Vienna, VA

#10 Jan 15, 2013
Yepperz wrote:
The blame belongs to them both. The car for not being extra judicious on dark roads where bikes travel. The bike for not being extra judicious on dark roads where cars travel. Unnecessary and unfortunate. Better lighting, a sidewalk and quite frankly: a wider train bridge where four cars abreast can actually travel safely are the solutions for future prevention of similar tragedies.
The only problem with opening that bridge up to four lanes, then Ridge road will become like Rt 59, an autobahn. They could certainly improve the lighting there and start cracking down on the reckless drivers there and near the Will-Grundy County line on McEvily too.
Yepperz

United States

#11 Jan 15, 2013
Dave wrote:
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The only problem with opening that bridge up to four lanes, then Ridge road will become like Rt 59, an autobahn. They could certainly improve the lighting there and start cracking down on the reckless drivers there and near the Will-Grundy County line on McEvily too.
2 points in response. 1.) 59 has lots of businesses that leads to heavy traffic. Minooka has no business that would lead to an increase in traffic. That said, it may open up the possibilities of more business, for better or worse. Point 2.) if your theory holds water, the you would see an increase in local revenue from the increase in speeding tickets and ancillary infractions. It's not like the police have anything else to do. And the village board can always find something to waste the increased revenue on. Assuming your postulate is accurate.
Raul Berrios

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 16, 2013
R.I.P. Steve you will be missed .
Joe Vaccerelli

Western Springs, IL

#13 Jan 16, 2013
Resident of minooka wrote:
Actually joe, it's a shame that you have the guts to put blame on the person. This town needs more lighting, the road is extremely dark at night , how can one see a bike? How can a bike ride safely without a sidewalk?? Ive been living here and have trouble getting past that bridge because there's no sidewalk. Thanks to god I'm ok.
Who is placing blame, "Resident of Minooka"??
All I said was that someone has to live with the fact that they killed a man!! Have you ever had to deal with what comes after a fatal accident? Do you realize the pain, the guilt that the man who hit him will feel? Next time, shut up if you don't know what I meant, because you don't know what you're talking about. "How can one see a bike"?? Really? If you can't see a bike, then you need to slow down and not over drive your headlights. You do not sound very intelligent at all.
Dan Miller

Western Springs, IL

#14 Jan 16, 2013
You got that right, Joe. Very well written, that other nameless poster "Resident of Minooka" shouldn't even be allowed to drive after making those self-incriminating comments. He sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
nice guy

AOL

#15 Jan 17, 2013
What person is riding a bike in freezing dark dark night on street in the middle of winter? I feel bad for the person who hit him. She is alive and has to live with that for the rest of her life. And I bet she was going to Mickey D's for her kids.
west side

Chicago, IL

#16 Jan 17, 2013
It wasn't a her and. He wasn't go to mickey D's
Dan Miller

Western Springs, IL

#17 Jan 17, 2013
It was a co-worker of his at Grainger. Horrible. Like Joe V. has said, he has to live with that and it is something extremely difficult to deal with. Can you imagine? Let's hope we never have to deal with something like that.
mom

AOL

#18 Jan 19, 2013
A co-worker? Boy sounds fishy to me.
Bob d

Western Springs, IL

#19 Feb 2, 2013
Wow, it is such a shame so many can argue the fact that a human being was struck by a motorized vehicle on an un-motorized bicycle (which In a "real" town is considered a way of daily commute, cold, warm, wet or dry!!) What is stated above about commuting underneath the train bridge, opens up nothing else but the truth... I once was driving southbound towards in which the accident occurred and witnessed a bicycle rider turn left southbound on a green and was pulled over and harrassed by a minooka officer for commuting on the road with safety red reflecters when indeed no path of travel is offered?.. SO IN THE LONG RUN, when you cut corners you run in circles, in which applies to the town and justice sy. Poor man lost his life.... Trying to bust his a** by riding his bicycle to work and do what he had to do... May he rest in peace and as the driver of the vehicle, he was not at fault in which he was in route to doing the same duties as the other.... Sad story...

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