As reported on Facebook, last night, three COMO cyclists were riding single file down New Haven when a truck and trailer pulled up behind and waited to pass them. An SUV then pulled up behind the truck, and with the driver getting impatient, tried to pass everyone...truck, trailer and cyclists.....in a no-passing zone. As the SUV driver rounded the truck and came alongside the cyclists, she lost control of the car when the front wheel ran off the pavement and she tried to overcorrect, sending the car end-over-end beside all three. The cyclists all hit the ditch and were unharmed by the careening vehicle.
I'm not a reporter, and I not an attorney. I wasn't there to witness this and as a cyclist who frequently rides down New Haven, I am not capable of being unbiased. I'm also aware that if you are taking the time to read this, then cycling is probably an important part of your life, and this post is me preaching to the choir.