Bike safety: Driver and badly injured cyclist both cited in Boulder crash
Here's one witness account from the official police report, which says the cyclist was "totally at fault." McCue is the name of the witness and "TU1" refers to the driver":
Regardless of who was at fault, this crash, like other recent collisions, is likely to raise concerns about bike safety. With a complicated accident like this, questions arise about everything from cyclist and driver education and awareness of best practices to the design of intersections and the role of traffic signals -- as well as questions about what behavior is legally allowed and how police enforce traffic laws. As is clear in the police report, there seemed to be problems of visibility for both the cyclist and the driver in this instance, and both probably could have taken more precautions to avoid this kind of collision. Still, regardless of fault, the cyclist always loses in accidents like this one.
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