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Being careful is one thing but a drunk and drugged motorist running into a bike race is not something you generally prepare for - my thoughts and condolences to the victims and their families :(
 

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The car hitting cyclists is on the wrong side of the road :eek:

..and the police car apparently had changed his lane to the other side to avoid the collision :huh:
 

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Man, that's crazy. I used to live with a family who lost a daughter on PCH in Malibu when a drunk driver hit her and dragged her for a mile... Scary enough to be driving in the Elise...
 

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The car hitting cyclists is on the wrong side of the road :eek:

..and the police car apparently had changed his lane to the other side to avoid the collision :huh:
My first reading of the picture was that the police car was either escorting the bikes as they race, or parked at a checkpoint. I can't imagine it would avoid the oncoming car at cost to cyclists when its purpose is to protect them.
 

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Too bad the officer wasn't in front to take the hit and "serve and protect"
A ram bumper, crumple zone, and airbag would of absorbed a lot more impact than bike tires and human bodies.
 

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a good bike race has cars following close behind the pack as support and blockade. Doesn't keep people from driving around the car to make a right turn though.
 

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It really is amazing how one persons poor judgment can affect so many, My heart goes out to all the families... :(
 

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The police may have been on that side of the road to stop oncoming traffic. It looks like the drunks car swerved to the left to miss the police car.
 

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Inexcuseable

Wonder what the penalty is for drunk driving in Mexico...in El Salvador, it used to be the death penalty (maybe still is!)

Hope this dude is in a Mexican jail, getting what he deserves
 
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