Friday, June 04, 2010

Bus video chilling for cyclists

Updated
Every bicyclist in town, and all the managers at Miami-Dade Transit, need to watch a video showing a Miami-Dade bus follow and, apparently, strike a bicyclist on Biscayne Boulevard.   Kendall cyclist Pier Raccuglia, whose injuries and subsequent lawsuit over the Jan. 3, 2009 incident were reported last week in Miami New Times,  privately posted the video on YouTube here:  Bus and biker on Biscayne Boulevard. Thanks to Felipe Azenha for bringing the four-minute video to light at Transit Miami. Note the blaring horn as the bus passes the cyclist after his turn from 14th Street onto Biscayne, and watch carefully as the bus overtakes the rider a second time a few blocks south. Then listen as the bus driver loudly asserts to her passengers her own spin on what happened.  Scary stuff!

Find the driver's name, and more about the case, at NBCMiami.com.

4 comments:

Eddie Suarez - Kpeste99 said...

Driver at the minimum should be fired. She should be in jail.

Also, MDT should also be responsible for not ensuring their employees know, follow, and respect the law...

Anonymous said...

A few years back, early '90s, i had a bus driver pinch me in to the curb so he could get to the bus stop, came close to hitting me. it would have taken me maybe 10 to 15 seconds for me to pass the stop and he would have been in the clear to pick up the waiting passengers. when i went up to the doorway to tell him off, he started yelling at me for riding on the road.
i try to avoid buses when i can, i don't trust the drivers. even when i am walking, i keep an eye for them.

Anonymous said...

That is a very disturbing video. What's the name of the driver?

Anonymous said...

Abc10 Reported her name is Monique warner