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Cyclist death yesterday

Cyclist death yesterday

Not much info in the local media about the cyclist who died in a crash yesterday in Upperco on Dover Road.  Sounds like the cyclist collided with a stopped vehicle.  Anyone have more details?

Myslím, že je ?cas, abych se létat.

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Re: Cyclist death yesterday

I've seen conflicting reports on Facebook...


Where was it on Dover?

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Re: Cyclist death yesterday

Dover at Byerly, rumor has it

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Re: Cyclist death yesterday

If there were no other witnesses, we will probably never know what really happened.

Was the truck stopped ahead of the cyclist and the cyclist just failed to register the impediment, or did the truck pass the cyclist, pull in front and then stop?

Tragedy all the same.

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According to Baltimore Sun:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-briefs-0827-2-20160826-story.html#nt=oft12aH-1li3
The collision occurred in the 15500 block of Dover Road about 3:46 p.m., police said. A preliminary investigation found that the bicycle was traveling eastbound on Dover Road, made a right turn onto southbound Byerly Road, lost control, and struck a Ford truck that was stopped at a stop sign on north-bound Byerly Road.

If cyclist was descending at speed upper Dover Rd to turn onto Byerly, there is little visibility with the high corn and might have misjudged the turn.

A lot of corn is very high and there is little visibility on lots of turns in the county.

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Re: Cyclist death yesterday

It smells fishy to me.  According to reports, the truck was stopped at the SS facing Dover when the cyclist came downhill on Dover (heading ESE), apparently trying to negotiate the right onto Byerly.   Personally, I think that even if the corn was high, it would not interfere appreciably with the line of sight into the turn, nor would it prevent line of sight to the vehicle stopped farther across the road.  The only thing that 'makes sense' to me is if the cyclist just lost control, turned way wide, and plowed into a stopped vehicle...but that does not 'make sense' on such a benign turn.

You all are correct, we may never know....
Either way, such a shame.

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Re: Cyclist death yesterday

I agree that the news report, based on the truck driver's version of the story, does not sound right. More plausibly, the truck driver pulled out onto Dover from Byerly and the cyclist T'd into his truck. What cyclist would be going so fast, as to be killed, would take a right turn onto Byerly at that high a speed ? We would all slow down to take the turn. His "turning onto Byerly" was probably his vain attempt to avoid a collision by turning to the right.
The other possibility is that truck driver pulled onto Dover and went into the cyclist. Maybe the police can figure it out but I doubt it.

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Re: Cyclist death yesterday

^ Bingo. 
I don't know how else to say it, but 'something ain't right' here...

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