How bike crash stories are spun locally

The accident occurred .... A preliminary investigation indicates that Patricia Cunningham, 50, ... was riding a bicycle when it collided with a 2011 Honda Odyssey, Anne Arundel County police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said.

Local reporting from the Capital Gazette

As the popular athlete and Annapolis High School track coach neared the shaded top of that hill on her bicycle Wednesday evening, she was hit from behind by a Honda van whose driver was eager to get around the lone cyclist.

Meanwhile the reporting from the more bike friendly DC region the Washington Post

A Van traveling possibly 40 or so mph saw the female cyclist and decided to pass her as she was going over the hill. As the van went to pass on the other side of the road a vehicle coming the other way appeared. The Van immediately swerved right RIDING OVER the cyclist.

And then from another cyclist
B' Spokes: I am getting rather annoyed with too many of the local cycling crash stories being stated as the bike hit the car when it is rather apparent that it was the other way around.

by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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