Drunk driver slams into a Mexican bike race, killing one

What’s your biggest fear during your daily bike commute?

Yesterday an American drunk driver fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into a group of bike racers fifteen minutes after they had taken off. One was killed and several others were seriously injured. Here’s the full story at msnbc.   Video coverage can be seen here.

I hesitated as to whether I should post this story on this site. We talk here a lot about commuting by bike being safe and a good choice for the average person, and while I still believe that, the horrifying truth is that the picture from above does happen.

I’m having all of the normal angry reactions and hope only the worse punishment is dealt to this Jesse Campos for the choices he made.   And while I realize there’s no amount of infrastructure or social education that could have stopped this incident from happening, it’s still a reminder that I need to do all I can to educate myself and others on safety and continue to work towards making the roadways safer for every cyclist that ventures out onto them.

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