In 2011, the most recent year for which figures are available, 708 people were killed in 682 crashes involving a bicyclist and another vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those fatalities, five occurred in Maryland from five crashes.
In 2010, 630 crashes resulted in 645 fatalities. Nine of those were in Maryland in eight crashes.
Today’s Frederick News-Post; bicyclist Jaime Lopez was hit on Sunday and died early Monday. (Details about the circumstances were not published in the article. Comments as of noon Tuesday were surprisingly civil.)
In 2011, all of Maryland’s “crashes” involving a bike and a motor vehicle were fatal.
20 year old Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Leeks from Frederick, Maryland has asked First Lady Michelle Obama to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball next November. “With your husband’s permission of course,” said Leeks.
Errrrgh. Remember that time Jacq and I tried to get a drink at Volt and Hilda pushed me away from the bar before I could order? So I had to go to the Tasting Room for a delicious pumpkin martini? Or, in less snarky questions: Will hell freeze over before something fills the old Carmack-Jays?
Obligatory reblog. May I recommend The Pretzel Place if you’re venturing to Frederick? You can get a bagel made out of pretzel dough, or a pizza, or an Old Bay pretzel, or my favorite, a chocolate chip pretzel. With a Coca-Cola.