A small peice of justice

22 Jan

A very small piece of justice today.  The driver of the cement truck that hit and killed my class mate Tracey Sparling has been sighted.  I have mixed feelings about this.  While I don’t think the driver should be hung out to dry I truly wish more could be done.  Perhaps I am more angry about this because the driver that killed Brett Jarolimek was not given a ticket.  Perhaps all the wrong conditions came into play.  I can’t help but feel angry today, it’s been a sad winter but it will be over soon.

On a better note we are all going to be a little bit safer because of this.  Regardless of your feeling towards bike boxes I’m sure we can agree that heavy truck side guards are a good idea.  And these guards will start being installed on at least all city trucks.


2 Responses to “A small peice of justice”

  1. Red Leeroy February 26, 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    why are there so many deadly bike accidents in Portland ? very sad stuff.

  2. Robin February 26, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    Last year we had the most deaths ever. The year before nobody died. Ridership goes up every year but the deaths say at the same level. All the same I don’t like it. I’m crossing my fingers for a better year.

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