This is a reminder, never assume the cagers see you. I took this picture Monday afternoon at my friends house where I used to work on bikes. The rider of this bike was 24 years old and worked for NIH, with a very bright future. He was heading north bound and a 67 year old man decided to make a left right in front of him. He impacted the car at 50+ mph. Paramedics found him alive and were doing cpr, but he succumbed to his injuries and passed away in the hospital. A few hours after the accident, Mary was on her bike at a grocery store, and one of this rider's neighbors struck up a conversation and they chatted. Last night, that neighbor and the sister of the rider were at the scene planting flowers. They saw us leave my friends and caught up to us and flagged us down. We stopped and chatted with them and paid our condolences to the sister for her tragic loss. So sad to see multiple lives effected or ended over the carelessness of one driver.
Mary and I slow down at every intersection prepared to slam brakes assuming they are not seeing us. Please be careful out there and assume they don't see you.