Charity Cancer Ride Takes Deadly Turn
Is there anything good that can come from the tragic death of a 16 year old Victoria cyclist ?
The Victoria teen was killed while participating in the two-day "Ride to Conquer Cancer". He was amongst 2600 riders who were cycling from Vancouver to Seattle and back in an effort to raise funds when struck by a car near Arlington, Washington.
According to reports the teen was attempting to pass a pack of cyclists participating in the same ride when he lost control of his bike, went into uncoming traffic and was struck by a car.
So what, if anything, can cyclist learn from this most unfortunate incident ?
Well, clearly this tragedy highlights the danger involved in passing other cyclists while riding on a roadway where vehicles are also present.
If there's any takeaway from this incident, it's that extreme caution must be exercised by a cyclist when he/she is overtaking other cyclists on a public road.
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