Anyone know who this was?

Cyclist killed in Payneham Rd crash


I know the crash site well and cross here often, speed is often an issue to get safely across - I wonder what the circumstances are?

Hit and run accidents are never nice - hope the police catch the coward who did not stop...

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Oh no. I was just reading yesterday's Advertiser editorial and felt quite good and now this.

I'm sure you will join me in extending our sympathies to the cyclists family.

From the look of the photo it was a cyclists with cargo bags etc. It was a very wet dark night. If you are riding stay safe.
Massive sympathies to the family, & hoping that the cops find this motorist soon.

Be careful out there people, look out for each other!
My favourite routes into the city from the east are (1) The Parade to Pirie and (2) Magill - Fullarton - first right into Little King William , cross Dequetteville Tce onto the paved path across the Parklands which leads directly to the corner of East & Rundle (3) Greenhill - Glen Osmond - Hutt.
Yep, nasty corner, awful for the cyclists family.

ABC report the cops have located the car, at Church Road, in Marden.

Seems timely to share some experiences on this - to let people know, drivers behaving badly at crashes, is not isolated. Couple of times, I've been there a few mins before the cops show up. Most motorists get the picture and do the right thing - slow down - but one or two, both times, have not.

One, a bloke on the ground on a pedestrian crossing. There was a cordon of people already standing round him, on the crossing, diverting traffic - so I joined that . Most drivers slowed - 20 people standing on the road, in a circle, is a fairly clear sign. However, I I remember a few drivers passingnext to us, at speed, not slowing down. One even ran the red lights on the crossing.

. Another time, City streets, 2-car smash, mid- junction. Most people already out, off the roadway and safe - but one person still in one car - so two of us went out. to see if we could do anything. She said she was OK , just couldnt open the door - which, we could see from the outside, had been bent and caught on the bodywork. We easily forced it open, but had to endure other motorists passing within a meter of us at high speed, not slowing, one or two blew their horns as they sped past. It appalled me at the time, and still does.

I live at Campbelltown, & always dislike that junction. But lessons can wait for another day.

today, - sympathy to the cyclist, family, and friends .
The man has "turned himself in" now that police have traced the vehicle.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/30/2913189.htm
Is this a case of the driver didn't turn himself in until his car was identified? i can't tell!
Oh no, not another cyclist death. Will Adelaide Cyclists organise a Ride of Respect?

Saturday evening I was invited to dine at Norwood, a short distance I normally cycle, rain or otherwise. During the week I had arrived home several times, wet and cold under a goretex jacket. Think a cold / virus was a factor. So on Saturday evening I drove to my friend's. Found the reflected glare off the wet windscreen unpleasant and slowed down. Later in the evening, the rain stopped, and we walked to The Parade for two coffees each. In that time I saw only three cyclists where I usually see many. Perhaps fortunate that less cycled on Saturday night.
Hi Heather,

(this post also appears later in this blog - sorry for the repetition)

I'd be in for another Ride of Rememberance for this poor guy who died on Saturday night. Maybe he didn't have a flash road bike, but he was still another bike rider who deserves to be remembered.

Will you join me? Sunday morning, 6 June 2010 at 7.30pm, at the BP petrol station at the corner of Payneham Rd and Harrow Rd. Let's go up Payneham Rd past the point where he died, turn left onto St Peters St and make our way towards LInear Park. No particular end destination, but I will probably head to the Rundle Street Markets or Hutt St for a coffee.
Sorry everybody, I meant 7.30am!!, not pm
Condolences to the friends and family for their loss.

I've had near misses in that area but mostly at the extra wide driveway for Dan Murphy's (liquor store), both from cars trying to enter (cutting across in front of me) and exit (rolling forward into bikelane to look, or simply driving out regardless). I think from descriptions of the incident it was the other side of the road (poor visibility out of Stepney Street?).

Not sure if the McGee case has contributed to the "run" component of "hit & run" being a major issue these days. The mentality to run first, then surrender only if it looks like you won't get away with it is reprehensible.
Hi all,

I'd be in for another Ride of Rememberance for this poor guy who died on Saturday night. Maybe he didn't have a flash road bike, but he was still another bike rider who deserves to be remembered.

Will you join me? Sunday morning, 6 June 2010 at 7.30pm, at the BP petrol station at the corner of Payneham Rd and Harrow Rd. Let's go up Payneham Rd past the point where he died, turn left onto St Peters St and make our way towards LInear Park. No particular end destination, but I will probably head to the Rundle Street Markets or Hutt St for a coffee.
Sorry everybody, I meant 7.30am!!, not pm

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