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    Cyclist Pleads Guilty to First-Ever U.S. Felony Vehicular Manslaughter


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    Wonder if that means they might some day actually charge a driver when they "didn't see" a cyclist and kills them? Naaah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Wonder if that means they might some day actually charge a driver when they "didn't see" a cyclist and kills them? Naaah!
    I'm sure that some do get community service...occasionally.

    I'm glad that for all the drama that's created on the very rare occasions when a cyclist kills someone, that this guy wasn't treated much differently than a driver would have been in a similar situation.

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    I'm of two minds on this. One one hand it's nice to see he was treated like any other idiot who drives stupid, even if he did get off light IMO. On the other hand if anybody, weather on a bike, in a car, or bouncing on a pogo stick, plows into a crosswalk and kills somebody, I'd like to see them do real jail time, not just probation and community service. The news kept crowing about how this was a first for our country, and how it would send a message to other 'outlaw cyclists who ignore traffic laws', but seems to me he got off light for causing the death of a 71 yr old father, who just wanted to cross the street.
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