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Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:07 PM

Group of bicyclists run down in Arizona

https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/arizona/show-low-bicycle-vehicle-collision-multiple-deaths-injuries/75-48553218-b65c-4213-a35b-6359d340b6dd

Despite the sensationalist wording in the link, no one's died...yet.

A Black Super Duty Ford F150 hit multiple bicyclists near the westbound lanes of Highway 60 in front of Horne Auto Collision Center before driving away from the scene, authorities said. The incident happened during a "Bike the Bluff" event.

Officers pursued the driver to the area of South 3rd Drive and West Oliver, authorities said. An officer shot the suspect behind a nearby Ace Hardware store.

Six of the bicyclists were transported to a local hospital, four of which were in critical condition, authorities said. The other two were in critical condition but stable. The suspect, who has yet to be identified by police, is also in critical condition but stable, authorities said.


I would not be surprised to learn "done made me mad" will be the driver's "defense." Remember, Republicans in several states are fighting to make running people over with a massive insecurity-binky-on-wheels legal if there's a protest involved; how far of a stretch do you think it is from "protest" to "minor inconvenience"?

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Reply Group of bicyclists run down in Arizona (Original post)
Grokenstein Jun 2021 OP
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #1
WarGamer Jun 2021 #3
SheltieLover Jun 2021 #4
LonePirate Jun 2021 #10
WarGamer Jun 2021 #41
Grumpy Old Guy Jun 2021 #18
jmowreader Jun 2021 #31
Grumpy Old Guy Jun 2021 #36
tenderfoot Jun 2021 #26
Treefrog Jun 2021 #16
ornotna Jun 2021 #19
sheshe2 Jun 2021 #39
WarGamer Jun 2021 #2
RKP5637 Jun 2021 #5
peggysue2 Jun 2021 #6
gratuitous Jun 2021 #7
Takket Jun 2021 #9
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #14
SaintLouisBlues Jun 2021 #15
Grokenstein Jun 2021 #23
marble falls Jun 2021 #27
BGBD Jun 2021 #34
Shrike47 Jun 2021 #28
Bristlecone Jun 2021 #29
Takket Jun 2021 #8
LonePirate Jun 2021 #11
triron Jun 2021 #20
Jedi Guy Jun 2021 #21
Jilly_in_VA Jun 2021 #30
BGBD Jun 2021 #37
GoCubsGo Jun 2021 #12
lpbk2713 Jun 2021 #13
riversedge Jun 2021 #17
triron Jun 2021 #22
Grumpy Old Guy Jun 2021 #24
peggysue2 Jun 2021 #33
berniesandersmittens Jun 2021 #25
AZLD4Candidate Jun 2021 #32
Maru Kitteh Jun 2021 #40
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2021 #35
Scrivener7 Jun 2021 #38

Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:12 PM

1. OMG! Horrifying!

It's been a thing for morons with diesel pick ups to roll coal at cyclists for years in south.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:14 PM

3. F150's aren't Super Duty...

Of course the reporting is trash... is it a F150 or a SD????

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:17 PM

4. I think some are

I was just making point about apparent resentment among some pick up drivers towards cyclists.

Happened a lot in Asheville when I lived there.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:35 PM

10. You're splitting hairs for no good reason. Both are big damn trucks.

It's a minor detail whether it was a Super Duty or an F-150.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 10:21 PM

41. I'm criticizing the reporting... which is low quality lately...

It doesn't lessen the cruel and vicious act of the asshole.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:30 PM

18. I agree, not a Super Duty.

Last edited Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:48 PM - Edit history (3)

I know it's splitting hairs, and it may seem to be an irrelevant point, but it isn't a Super Duty Ford Truck. Super Duties are F-250s, F-350s, F-450s, and F-550s. F-150s are 1/2 ton trucks. The truck in the photo appears to be a F-150.

I spent 35 years in broadcast news, and I believe facts are important. If I was directing a live newscast I would have the anchor correct the information. The news professionals I worked with would expect nothing less. It may not seem important, but misinformation has a way of snowballing out of control. It's unfortunate that the mistake in reporting was made by a local T.V. station.

Full disclosure, I'm a 70 year old Jewish liberal, and I own an F-250 Super Duty. I use it to tow my 27 foot travel trailer around the country. I'm also a cyclist who once rode double centuries, and it sickens me that this happens. I hope the bastard rots in jail.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:21 PM

31. Super Duty is any Ford pickup above the F-150

There are F-250 (3/4 ton), F-350 (1 ton) F-450 (1 ton commercial vehicle) and F-550 (1 ton chassis cab for attaching custom beds like utility booms and ambulance bodies).

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:45 PM

36. Jmowreader you are correct.

Thank you. It seems I got the facts wrong as well. I'll correct my post.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:13 PM

16. Really? I ride a bike and have ridden bikes in several southern states.

Never had “coal rolled” at me ever.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:40 PM

19. See post 17

That one should really tickle the funny bone.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 09:49 PM

39. I am shocked that anyone finds this amusing.

One of the pictures in post 17 shows debris on the side walk. There are shoes, hats and helmets worn by the bikers strewn all over the place. A violent hit that dislodged their clothing. I pray no one dies from this senseless violence.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:13 PM

2. If he lives, he'll rot in jail.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:20 PM

5. Some incredible fucken assholes are loose on the streets. One of my friends who

dealt with a lot of motorcyclists said many of the accidents were sometimes intentional by trucks/drivers running motorcycles off the road. What a fucken sport!

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:21 PM

6. Well this is scary as hell

My oldest son is a member of a bicycling club in Philly. They ride in large, tight groups and my son has said they've had encounters (middle finger salutes, lots of cursing) from cranky drivers.

But this is beyond the pale when a driver deliberately runs a group down. For what reason? He/she is annoyed? Uncontrolled rage at anything, everything.

People have lost their bloody minds!

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:23 PM

7. Messed up his pickumup truck, too



Note the wheel stuck in this dumbass's grill.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:28 PM

9. how did the roof get so crumpled? hitting a byclist wouldn't do that

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:02 PM

14. Maybe A Couple Riders Got...

...bumped up over the hood.
A few hundred pounds hitting the top of the window frame at once could buckle the roof.
As part of energy absorption, roofs will crumple, too.
Just a guess.

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:09 PM

15. Hitting a person can cause that damage. Google deer/car collisions if you don't believe me, but the

pictures can be gruesome.

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:54 PM

23. Driver fled the scene, probably smashed himself up good

before the cops cornered him.

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:08 PM

27. If he was going fast enough, that could definately happened from the mass of six riders and bikes ..

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Response to marble falls (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:44 PM

34. The front damage

Is from the riders.....the side isn't. The physics don't work. He must have hit something directly to that side and hard. Below posts said he his a phone pole, which fits that damage but it looks more like a rollover.

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:16 PM

28. He also hit a power pole.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:17 PM

29. Looks like it rolled

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:25 PM

8. the "protest" laws won't be of any help to this person

they'll either be charged with attempted murder or manslaughter depending on situation.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:37 PM

11. 99.99% the driver of the truck was a white Republican.

No wonder he was not killed during the pursuit.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:44 PM

20. Yep.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:45 PM

21. He was shot and is in critical condition. It's not as if they went easy on him... N/T

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:20 PM

30. he'd best be glad

that I'm not his nurse. I would NOT go easy on him.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:45 PM

37. I expected somebody to say this.

Nevermind he was shot by the police. If he lives it isn't for lack of trying.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:41 PM

12. Shit like this is why my bike is rotting in the garage.

It's literally rotting away, the non-metal parts, anyway. Had one close call too many, and had too many things thrown at me. The roads around here are unsafe for cyclists. No shoulder, no bike lanes, lots of idiots on the roads who have no business behind the wheel of anything, even a golf cart.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:42 PM

13. Was Trump in Arizona?






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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:27 PM

17. some pics of this horrible event..............

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Response to riversedge (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:46 PM

22. Damn. This is gruesome. Damn evil Trumpers (wich I bet he was).

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Response to riversedge (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 04:57 PM

24. Gruesome photos!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:41 PM

33. That is truly horrific!

Chilling. Gonna ask my bicycling son if he saw this report.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:01 PM

25. Holy shit

I hope they all survive their injuries and heal completely.

People have list their goddamned minds.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:31 PM

32. Gundamentalists coming out to say "see, you can kill people with cars to ban them" in. . .

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

I expect my gundamentalist younger brother to say that soon to me with his line "the gun is just a tool. What we need is people control."

What is going on in my state?

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #32)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 10:15 PM

40. "People control?" I thought all those loons were all about the FREEDUMB!

I so wish they could make up their minds.

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:44 PM

35. Will be interesting to hear why they had to shoot the driver

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Response to Grokenstein (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 05:49 PM

38. Bet he beat up his wife or girlfriend before he did this.

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