Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Audubon Cyclist Dies

A bicyclist who was airlifted to Hahnemann Hospital after she collided with a vehicle in Oaks last Tuesday has died from her injuries. Kelly J. Ronto, 42, of the 2000 block of Egypt Road, Audubon, had been in the intensive care unit since the crash.

According to the report in the Phoenix the driver traveling westbound on Black Rock Rd was attempting to make a left turn onto Caroline Drive from Black Rock Rd when he struck the cyclist traveling eastbound on Black Rock Rd. The article does state that Ronto was not wearing a helmet but does not question why the driver did not yield to the bicyclist who apparently was riding lawfully.


BillW said...

Yo this is chilling to people who ride. These cars think they're entitled to the roads (along with cheap gas). We needs MORE and MORE riders out on the road being seen and heard.

Anonymous said...

There is a book out, called The Art of Cycling. The most important point made in this book is that cyclists need to assume as much responsibility as possible. YOU need to be aware of your surroundings, cars, everything. It is YOUR responsibility to survive the ride.

Yes. Learn this: Drivers are out to hurt you. They will go out of their way to hurt you. Don't not assume that by riding legally and responsibly that others will also.

The most common reason for a citation in accident cases with bicycles is Failure to Yield, as in this case.

It is YOUR responsibility to have a safe ride and to be able to survive the ride. Do not give any responsibility to others because you need all you can get.