Subject: Sometimes my city really sucks
Bicyclist Hit, No Charges Against Car Driver
Traffic Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department have finished their investigation of a bicyclist hit at 100 W 20th Street Monday.
Louis Oscar Milton, 65, was hit by a car as he rode his bike along the steet, suffering serious injuries to his head and leg in the accident. He is listed in critical condition at Erlanger Medical Center.
According to witnesses, Milton was wearing dark clothing, making it difficult to be seen. The driver that hit him will not be charged in the incident as Milton was also riding off center from the 3-foot curb allowance.
1st of all the man can wear any color clothes he damn well pleases. This is fucking America goddamn it. Second of all there is no 3 foot allowance. That is a misinterpretation of the law that says motorists must give at least 3′ of room when passing a cyclist, below is the law pertaining to cyclists. Which law was broken? Now anyone riding on W 20th street is not riding their carbon race bike. So this man likely does not have the money to do anything about his situation. Screwed by the system. Sometimes my city really sucks.
(1) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except under any of the following situations:
There is no “off center from the 3-foot curb allowance. A bicycle has a right to the roadway. Full stop.by