John,This is terrible. Florida is terrible for bicycling related deaths. It seems like there is a fatality story every month. Last year, the local cycling advocate group held a Friday night vigil ride in honor of six cyclist killed over the preceding four months. That morning, another cyclist stopped at a light was hit and killed by a lady running a stop sign while texting. When she ran the light, she swerved to miss another car and broadsided the cyclist. The cyclist killed was a friend of one of my fellow club member who was riding that night and didn't find out about it until the next morning.
John,John_V said:Not sure if it was the same one you were posting about, but this lady was dragged with her bike and run into a house. In the Tampa Bay area, we have had 9 cycling fatalities in the last 6 months. The bay area is made up of five counties. There are too many people from too many different places with too many different driving habits that make this area dangerous. Tampa is finally starting to plan to make it a cycle friendly city. I think that by the time that happens, I'll be more concerned with a wheelchair friendly area.
Edit: just realized that you are from the bay area, so I'll leave the post for others to read.
John,John_V said:Yes, that is the same one.