Wicked Local Natick, is reporting that a Natick man, Colin D’Aguiar, involved in a bicycle SUV accident on January 16th died from complications recently. As usual the press reports that the man was
riding his bike when he was struck by a Ford SUV.
It’s amazing how many vehicles suddenly turn on cyclists and run them over. Come on press, it’s time you at least acknowledge how an accident happens, the driver of the SUV struck the cyclist with the SUV! This may seem like a minor point, but it’s not. Driver’s need to take responsibility for their actions. Yes accidents do happen, but it’s not the car’s fault!
It will also come as no surprise to readers of this blog, that
the driver of the SUV has not been identified by authorities because he has not been charged.
The article has very few details about the accident, so it’s impossible to know who is at fault. [Addition] As an astute commenter pointed out, the picture shows the accident scene at night. It’s entirely possible that this cyclist was riding without any sort of reflective gear or lights, in which case, there may truly have not been enough time for the motorist to respond. [/Addition] However, I do still wonder if this will be another case where it’s deemed an accident, another innocent cyclists looses their life, and a motorist just goes on driving their death mobile as though nothing happened. As usual, we will try to post a follow-up if further details emerge.
We should all spin a few miles in silence in honor of Colin D’Aguiar and his family.