Monday, June 2, 2008

Things I hope never to see in person

This was the result of a car crashing into the pack while an organized bike race was in progress in Mexico:

I'm not sure how the picture was taken, but the result is pretty terrifying. I stole the article from CNN and I'm sure that there must be more information elsewhere, but the outlines are that a drunk twenty-something American fell asleep while driving and allowed his car to careen into the pack just south of Brownsville, Texas. At least one cyclist has died.

Be careful out there.

Edit, Wednesday, 9am : I eventually turned up a little more information from the local NBC affiliate, KVEO. Here's a snippet of the article:

The third annual bike tour "Matamoros-Playa Bagdad" started at 8 o' clock Sunday morning. Hundreds of people, from little ones to adults, joined the 21-mile race. They thought it was a family outing, but little did they know, 30 minutes later, a man under the influence of alcohol ended the life of Brownsville resident, 30-year-old Alejandro Alvarez.

3 comments: said...

very scary....very very scary. and now ABC11 reports that a cyclist was killed on Pleasant Green Road in Orange County this morning. many times have we all ridden that stretch of road.

Anonymous said...

This wasn't a bike race. This was a charity bike ride raising money for an orphanage. Doesn't make it any better or worse - but it certainly wasn't a "peloton" of racers.

DukePirate said...


Sorry, I hadn't read that in any of the reports. I'll make the change.