Lots of strangeness here, including . . .
1) The incredible amount of resources being put into the investigation/prosecution-- have we ever heard of a motorist being this thoroughly investigated when killing a pedestrian?
2) The wording about how sorry the cyclist is contrasted with the "not guilty" plea
3) The cyclist's blog post...
Oh, give me a break Howard...
Why stop there? I think it entirely possible that the 71-year-old victim was feeling suicidal, and waited for a cyclist to dart out in front of. And poor Chris . . . talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
3 pages and no one has mentioned what the pedestrian was doing? Was he darting through the intersection against the traffic light? Not looking where he was going? I find accidents happen when 2 idiots collide, not one.
Unless they've changed things in the last couple years (which I doubt), it's not a pedestrian scramble intersection.
James BlackHeron said:
Does this intersection have a ped scramble period in the program? It could be that the peds had a walk light and all the vehicular traffic had reds which the cyclist ignored.
It's all speculation though. I suppose we will find out more as the trial progresses. I doubt it will be a very long trial once t starts. Has it been scheduled yet?