Thursday, February 18, 2010

East Windsor Bicyclist Killed From Behind - Snow-Impairment May Be A Contributing Factors

According to a bicyclist was killed after being struck from behind on Dutch Neck Road in East Windsor Township, Mercer County NJ on Tuesday. The Driver, a 55 year-old woman, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide as she was allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

But that may not be the only contributing factor. An earlier article quoted a police officer saying that Dutch Neck Rd has an adequate shoulder has although the StreetView shows a 3-4 foot shoulder on the westbound side where the crash occurred. A commenter on the same article noted that the while shoulder was plowed "most of the snow was throw(n) from the main part of the road onto the shoulder so in some parts, there was only maybe a foot of shoulder lane that was not covered in snow."

View 2010 Bicycle Crashes in a larger map


Ken Carlson said...

See more about this on the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance's Web site,, including an excellent commentary by a WWBPA trustee who, like Edwin Boye, is disabled (