Drunk Driver plows into mexican road race

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Chiefwiggum, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. Chiefwiggum

    Chiefwiggum New Member

    Walton on Thames
  2. That's horrific, the story doesn't give an indication of fatalities/injuries, lets hope its not too bad.
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Holy Christ
  4. OP

    Chiefwiggum New Member

    Walton on Thames
    Some reports saying two killed, others one fatality. Sad news
  5. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Very sad, report from Cycling News below.

    Rider killed in horrifying Mexican crash

    One rider has died and five others remain in a critical condition following a horrifying accident in Mexico. A vehicle driven by 29 year-old Jesse Campos ploughed into the rear of a bunch of riders during the third Matamoros-Bagdad Cycling Tour, a family ride in Matamoros, Mexico.
    United States of America cyclist Alejandro Alvarez was killed as a result of the accident. The 30 year-old is believed to have died at the scene while five others, including a 14 year-old, were rushed to hospital where their condition is listed as critical.
    Images taken as the accident happened relive the horrifying accident, however are too graphic to publish.
    Mexican media has reported authorities claim that Campos admitted to using cocaine prior to the accident.
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    That is really terrible and thoughts are with the families of those killed. The photo is almost unbelievable, hope that the ones not killed are soon on the road to recovery.
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
  8. yenrod

    yenrod Guest


    This is why I wonder why certain members of this forum DEFEND car drivers !

    As you can see in this picture the cyclists are more open to damage compared to a cardriver !

    So in any situation the cyclist needs the benefit of the doubt WHATEVER the situation !

    In a crash the cyclist is more likely to be critically injured compared to a cardriver who, be and large, won't!
  9. Yeah, detain all car drivers for 42 days...
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