Friday, January 09, 2009
Open Thread: Any info on the cyclist who was killed on 299 near Blue Lake a few months ago?
It happened at the end of August
☛TS Fatality on 299 near Blue Lake 8.26.08
☛TS Man killed in 299 crash identified 8.27.08
"The California Highway Patrol reported that the driver, Alan Bear, 27, of Hoopa, was driving his 2002 Nissan pickup truck eastbound on 299 when he allowed his car to drift to the right side of the road onto the paved shoulder, hitting (Gregory) Jennings.
Jennings was ejected from his bicycle and landed on the grass. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Coroner Frank Jager said a witness who was driving down the road behind Bear saw the accident and said Jennings was wearing colorful clothing and was far off to the side of the road.
”This was a guy that was doing everything right,” Jager said of Jennings. Jager said Bear's car also had a female passenger who fled the scene after the accident for unknown reasons.
Bear was arrested and investigators are still determining whether drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor, the CHP report said.."
☛ TS Local bicyclist's death further spurs a call for change 8.31.08
☛ JN Ghost Bike (photo source) 12.4.08