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Around 9:00 p.m, on Wednesday, September 15, a 17-year-old male bicyclist hit a moving Yellow Cab. The boy was riding southbound on Evergreen Drive in Encinitas. He ran the stop sign at the busy intersection of Santa Fe Drive and T-boned the cab's passenger side, breaking the front and passenger-side windows.

One of four sheriff's deputies that arrived on the scene said the boy was wearing dark clothing, wasn't wearing a helmet, and didn't have a bike light. “We also believe that alcohol was involved,” said an officer.

The preliminary investigation indicated the cab driver was not at fault. The boy did not have life-threatening injuries but was transported by the Encinitas Fire Department to Palomar Pomerado hospital in Escondido because Scripps Memorial Hospital's emergency room — just four blocks west of the accident — was full.

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viewer May 15, 2011 @ 8:17 a.m.

Are you saying that, as a another bicyclist (being one yourself). or you being a motorist?

That "bicyclist" legally could have been cited for 'driving at night without a light.' Had the sheriff chosen to cite him.

But many "bicyclists" do not drive at night such way. And do not get stopped. (another reason why the cities/county be in lo$$ of revenue.)

There are cops whom even choose to cite a "bicyclist" -- for simply not making a 'full stop.' As that be simple harassment. In comparison to the "bicyclist" involved in this story.

Said in shortest: those "bicyclists" whom obey the laws do not get enough respect.

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Radical Uterus May 15, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m.

I agree viewer. In fact all the people who do obey the law do not get enough respect. Perhaps if we focused on what we do that is responsible and correct we can turn the tide. This young bicyclist could have better been identified as a young man using alcohol irresponsibly and who happened to have crashed his bicycle into a cab. How did he get to that point and how many people had a chance to intervene? Intervention by good people goes a long way. Good people don't get enough respect.

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viewer May 15, 2011 @ 12:56 p.m.

(so called) American Society -- judges via "the average person." Example: one being a gym-member, and taking a locking up a used bike in front of the window of the gym. As the members know the member of the bike.

Making a judgment of the character of that member, via the condition of his bike. As the members choose to never look in his face, nor never communicate.

The same with motorists: as if it be a stolen bike that he has. Rather than his owned bike.

(This All Speak In Lack Of Respect. SAN DIEGO COUNTY Deserves An Award In it.)

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