Drunk Driver Ruins Bike Race in Mexico


The numbers continue to tick away on the countdown to Ride the Lobster, but this isn’t the only game in town. The beginning of summer marks the beginning of the summer bike race season. The 2008 Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling starts today in Allentown, PA which is always a big event arount here. Philadelphia is a pretty cycling-friendly city, better than average anyway. Still, drunken idiots are everywhere, and the tragedy that happened in Mexico over the weekend could unfortunately happen anywhere.


MONTERREY, Mexico – A car plowed into a bike race along a highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring 10 others.

The 28-year-old driver was apparently drunk and fell asleep when he crashed into the race Sunday, police investigator Jose Alfredo Rodriguez said Monday (AP via MSNBC)

Be safe out there kids. Keep your head up and watch out for idiots. This is a terrible tragedy, but I hope some good comes out of it and the rest of the summer cycling season is safe and fun.


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2 Responses to “Drunk Driver Ruins Bike Race in Mexico”

  1. jcalnan Says:

    The uncropped version of this photo shows the police escort swerving to avoid the crash, thus exposing the cyclists.
    Uncropped photo

  2. Kyle D Says:

    I know it’s natural to want to avoid an oncoming car, but imagine what a different headline it would have been if the police escort had taken the impact and potentially saved the life of the cyclist that was killed. Either way, you can’t blame the cop for swerving out of the way. Sure that probably made it worse and a much more horrific accident, but it’s still a drunk/coked up driver responsible for the death of a cyclist. Shame.

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