By: Diane Benjamin
A week or so ago a reader made a comment about a bike vrs car accident somewhere near the library. I’m not a reader of local news, so if this was reported I didn’t hear it.
I FOIA’d information, I had to pay $5 for the Illinois Traffic Crash Report.
I’m the first person to admit I am Map Challenged. Don’t ask me for directions or even have me use an app to find where I’m going. My brain isn’t wired that way (might explain a lot). The only directions I can give that will make sense is to my house.
This pic is from the Crash report:
At first glance it looks like the biker had a stop sign, but the biker and the vehicle were both on Gridley going in the opposite direction. Unit 1 made a left hand turn in front of the bike.
The driver of blue vehicle was given a ticket for failure to yield. Numerous witnesses said the biker had the Right-Of Way. The Unit 1 driver said she saw him but thought he was stopping.
The biker was riding a gas powered bicycle. He did fly across the hood of the blue vehicle damaging the hood and the windshield. He was treated and released from a local hospital. The bicycle had a lot of damage.
It could have been a lot worse. I could post the names, but there isn’t any need to do that.
I received Incident Narratives written by police officers numbered 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7. No idea what happened to 2 & 6.
This accident does prove Vision Zero is junk. People make mistakes. Government plans will never fix that problem.
In case you missed it: https://blnnews.com/2021/06/30/vision-zero/