Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bicylist Collides with Car in Dunsmuir Bike Lane

At about 5 p.m. Friday, a bicyclist collided with an SUV in the Dunsmuir St. bike lane.  An SUV was driving on Dunsmuir and turned left onto Homer, headed toward Pender St.  A homeless man heard a thud.  The bicyclist had crashed right into the SUV.

The Chinese guy driving the SUV stopped.  The bicyclist managed to get up.

The witness couldn't stop because he was rushing to the Gathering Place for dinner; when you're homeless you have to stay focused on finding cheap or free dinners.  The witness assumed the driver couldn't see the cyclist and thought the accident was the cyclist's fault. "He should have been looking", the homeless man said. "Those bike lanes are dangerous."