Clark, please don't proselytize on my log.
I've been on AP long enough to know your agendas and methods
. To my knowledge, this is the first time you've ever commented on my log, and I wasn't even a "noisy" one today, which makes me wonder why you were even reading this entry in the first place.
I was still in the intersection when this happened, and I literally had a man with a broken leg and motorcycle parts at my feet. When the medics arrived, they had to cut my blood-soaked shirt away from his leg. You could have said something like "Oh, wow, that's pretty traumatic!" or "I hope the motorcyclist is ok!" But instead, you come here and criticize my semantics.
I was there. I saw the whole thing. I know the who/what/when/where/how/why.
Probably distracted driver
Incorrect. The driver had the window down, both hands on the wheel, and made eye contact with me and allowed me to run across the intersection.
His... he... guy...
Incorrect. It was a woman.
Possibly could have hit a hidden cyclist also
Incorrect. Cyclists and motorists do not share the same road here. This happened along the Burke-Gilman trail, which is a separate path that runs parallel to Pacific St. Cyclists and pedestrians use two lanes of the paved path. Motorized vehicles use the road. The reason this happened is that the driver was too
focused on the pedestrians and cyclists, and neglected to see the motorcyclist.
Drivers just do not like to stop their vehicle and wait. They try to weave around an obstacle at speed.
Incorrect. The automobile was not weaving around anything at speed. It was stopped and waiting.
Lay the blame on the guy who caused the damage and injury?
The fault was completely that of the driver of the automobile, and I didn't write anything that contradicts that. Nobody disputed that, and I'm not excusing the driver. But I'm not going to let someone come here and assume that the driver was male, distracted and reckless, weaving around at speed, and could have hit a cyclist. I was there. It was a crash. It was also an accident.
I appreciate cyclists. I give them more than three feet when passing. I am a very safe driver. I vote for pro-cycling initiatives. I am sympathetic to their causes. But I am also rational enough to consider all perspectives here.