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2 responses to “Carnage on the Roadways: Be safe out there!”

  1. ruffner

    Looking at Google street level, it appears that the street is one lane in each direction. The implication seems to be that the cyclist was passing on the right in a one lane area. This seems to me to be a dangerous move for the very reason illustrated in this occurrence.

    Where is the liability in that situation?

  2. Paul Andrews

    Liability is for the police to figure out, but the cyclist is doing nothing wrong or illegal in passing on the right. Many more cyclists would die if bikes could only ride in the same lane as cars. Generally in law governing vehicular traffic, the turning vehicle in a collision is always at fault, as any Seattle police officer could confirm. But let’s hold judgment till all the facts are in and the police complete their investigation.

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