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.
And people say there’s nothing to do in my town.
MY GOD, FREDERICK, WHEN WILL YOU GET IT TOGETHER AND BRING THIS TO THE GREAT FREDERICK FAIR?!
Super Art Fight is coming back to Frederick, MD! Join us, won’t you?
All the info here: http://www.superartfight.com/upcoming/super-art-fight-returns-to-frederick/
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.
Always have to mumble the name of this beer when I order it at Quarry House. “I’ll have a cheeseburger, with BBQ sauce on the side, with tots, and a Flying Dog grafsufhsilufjkns.”