Thursday, December 26, 2019
KANSAS CITY CRITICAL MASS CYCLIST NEARLY KILLED AMID CHRISTMAS CRASH!!!
Tonight we take a glimpse at the ongoing debate over Kansas City street life and the push for greater accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists over the complaints of motorists -- An often maligned group which comprises the overwhelming majority of local transit.
Crash report . . .
And then . . . Midtown cyclist seriously injured after being struck by car on Christmas Eve
Kansas City police say the cyclist was riding near Southwest Trafficway and Valentine. The driver allegedly hit him from behind, but stayed on scene to speak with investigators.
The victim is identified by friends as Pablo Sanders Jr. They say he's suffering a number of injuries and being treated at a hospital.
Sanders is a leader in the Critical Mass riding community. Once a month dozens of riders hit the streets of Kansas City en mass to travel together and bring awareness to cycling. Friends through the group said they're hoping for the best.
More on feedback reaction to public policy . . .
Bike/Walk KC sends love to the victim and then advocates for better local policy. Here's their word:
“We sincerely hope that the victim will be alright,” said Michael Kelley, BikeWalkKC’s policy manager. “We also hope the city will use this crash as an opportunity to look for ways to improve the built environment for vulnerable road users.”
You decide . . .