2 Cyclists Killed In S.Bay Crash With Deputy’s Car
Two bicyclists were killed and another suffered critical injuries after a Santa Clara Sheriff’s vehicle plowed into the riders while on patrol in Cupertino on Sunday. One of the victims was an Olympic hopeful from Oakland.
…Friends of the cyclists identified the two riders who were killed as 31-year-old Kristy Gough of Oakland and another as 29-year-old Matt Peterson of San Francisco.
“We just lost a couple of phenomenal human beings. The fact that they were tremendous athletes is really beyond the point as well, although they both were. Christy was on her way to the Olympic trials, and Matt was a phenomenal rider. It’s very distressing,” said Gebhart Evanhook, who was riding just behind the cyclists who were hit.
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A tough one for a Monday morning.
Hell, a tough one for any day.
Subject: Cyclist down
This is a nasty one:
Don’t know how long it will be at that address.
I was riding with a couple of women to help them train for a ride and the officer in the car passes us just moments before the collision. I got to hear the scream and thud. Around the corner I went to see what had happened. I think I was first on the scene. Bad juju. I gave what aid I could, next to nothing, and put out some flares. Untangled the 20 yr old from his bike and tried to comfort him a bit. When the ambulances got there my party left to ride back to our starting point.
Before it happened I was glad to see the sheriff out there because of the speeders…. who would have guessed?
Yes. It is ugly business.
Keep your head up, Ralph. And thanks for everything you were able to do in that situation. For whatever its worth, I appreciate it.
Subject: 3 riders down in Bay Area
Cop crosses the yellow line killing two and injuring a third. When will it end? Of course the article implies that the riders may have been at fault even though the cop crossed the yellow line! The newspapers need to know this is wrong … send them a letter (see email in link).
“It’s unclear if the four cyclists involved in the crash were riding as part of larger group, but Morrissey said they may have been doing a training ride.
Other cyclists noted that riders in large groups will sometimes ride two-abreast. The practice is not illegal but can be extremely dangerous on narrow, winding roads with a large amount of traffic. It was unclear if the cyclists involved in this crash were doing so.”
As always, my heartfelt condolences to everyone involved.by