Do you remember Reardon Sullivan? He's the guy who famously declared that "one of the major hazards on our roadways in Montgomery County right now [are] bicyclists."
The San Francisco Chronicle apparently agrees, printing several anti cycling screeds in the Letters To The Editor section while ignoring a hit and run involving a 4 year kid on a bike. The SFPD also apparently agrees, because they've completely ignored tracking down driver in spite of a personalized plate and car description (and an update on that: a private citizen apparently has tracked down the hit and run driver).
Here's a very quick sampling of some recent traffic carnage around the United States.
Man drives his Jaguar through the front window of a toy store in Palo Alto. Vrooom!
Big crash Tuesday morning on Highway 17 across the Santa Cruz Mountains tied traffic up for hours. Two helicopters landed on the highway to transport the victims, and CHP, firefighters and tow operators had to clean up the mess.
Warrensburg, Missouri hit and run kills 1, sends two to the hospital. [Photos]
Elderly driver in Medford, MA runs over children. Elsewhere in Masschussetts, this driver runs down a child in a crosswalk.
Fort Myers Florida: Pedestrian hit by passing car.
And FTW! Out of control driver smashes a non-insured Ford Bronco through the front door of a bike shop. Bike shop now doing a "Door Buster Sale" and offering discounts to everybody with a proof of insurance card. What about car free folks who don't need to carry auto insurance?