Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A cyclists worst fear.

This is horrible. As a cyclist this is your worst fear but normally one you rarely think of if you live in an area with a large cycling population. Here's the story from foxnews Tuesday, June 03, 2008:

A car driven by an alleged drunken driver plowed into a bicycle race along a highway near the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday, killing one cyclist and injuring 10 others.

Juan Campos was apparently drunk and had fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into the race in Monterrey, Mexico, police investigator Jose Alfredo Rodriguez said.

A photograph taken by a city official shows the horrifying moment of impact. The force of the collision sent bicyclists and equipment high into the air and Matamoros newspaper El MaƱana described children crying, women shouting for help and men trying to lynch Campos before police arrived to arrest him.

Killed in the crash was Alejandro Alvarez, 37, of Monterrey.

Campos told police he was an American citizen from Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. consulate could not immediately confirm that.

"We are looking into the incident in terms of whether American citizens were involved,'' consulate spokesman Todd Huizinga told the Associated Press.

The crash happened 15 minutes into the race along a highway between Playa Bagdad and Matamoros, authorities said.



The sickening thing is that the cop car escort swerved out of the way to avoid being hit and in doing so allowed the drunk driver to plow into the cyclists.

Click here for more pics of this tragedy.

-chris

2 Comments:

Blogger Omar said...

I had heard about this accident, but never seen the pics. Disturbing.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

That's just insane. I can't even get myself to click and view the additional photos.

-byt the way you are the ones with a beautiful home. I especially love your porch. One day our home will have a large porch. Like it originally did.

9:35 PM  

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