There are simply no words for this horrible cycling incident. We wish the very best to the friends and families of these cyclists, the Roaring Mouse Cycle shop, and the other team members of the Roaring Mouse Cycling Team.
On March 9, 2008 three cyclists were trianing in Cupertino when a Sheriff fell asleep in his cruiser while driving, crossed over his side of the highway, the median, and then without so much as a skidmark, ran over and killed world competition tri-athlete Kristy Gough, age 31 and Matt Peterson, age 29. A third cyclist, was critically injured and since has filed a government claim to bring a later law suit.
A later shocking event took place when the irresponsible writings followed this event by San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer, Erin McCormick titling her article, Bicyclists blamed twice as often as car drivers was published.
The title itself is enough to make one crawl out of their skin when written on the heals and in response to such a tragic event where clearly not a cyclist could be blamed for the idiocy and unconscious (literally) acts of an irresponsibe Sheriff and negligent Sheriff's department. The Chronicle writer contacted many recently injured cyclists from the Bay Area however, she was only willing to publish their comments if they had negative things to say about cycling or would vow to never ride again, seriously!
For the families and loved ones of these giant athletes and in celebration of their memory and for the love of their sport- peace be with you.
For more information on bicycling safety visit : http://www.cyclistlaw.com