I didn't realize shortly after 7 pm is "what's the busiest part of the day"!! I thought from the traffic I go through, it is some time around 5-5:30. This event takes place on a weekday because it's a worldwide event that is set to take place at that time. Maybe the person who started it should have thought to schedule it for a weekend but as we all know, there would certainly be SOMEONE who would gripe about that, too!!!
Thank you to all of the police escorts. Each of you did a wonderful job and we really appreciate it. Thanks again!!
My prayers go out to David's family and friends. God will be with each and everyone of you through this sad and difficult time.
I don't know how this driver did not see him on his bike. It was light enough to see a cyclist, David was wearing light colored clothing and his red flashing light was still flashing on his bike. It's a straight, flat area of Ashland Terrace (right in front of Food Lion). Was this driver paying attention or using a cell phone/texting, etc, which is so common these days. IF the saddle bag got caught on the back of the truck, then the driver wasn't abiding by the 3 feet law!!! And, IF that is what happened, then why didn't the driver see him as he passed him. BECAUSE, he wasn't looking where he was going or paying attention. Like it or not, there are those of us who are going to be on our bikes. We love riding!!