miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017

Quite a Tragedy! (For Motorists)

During the last two days, two bicyclists have been killed violently in traffic on the streets of Bogotá, altho who's at fault is not clear.

But if you read about this tragedy on Caracol's website, you could be forgiven for thinking that its most important consequence was the inconvenience to drivers.

'The event (the killing) caused transit difficulties in northeast Bogotá. Some drivers reported traffic jams of up to one hour.' Feel so sorry for those drivers!
Alongside the story, the city's ad tells cyclists that they are heroes. Or, martyrs?
The killer car, according to a Facebook user.
El Tiempo's story gives a few more details about one killing, in La Calera. The car reportedly had mechanical problems, and the driver lost control. 

Will anybody be prosecuted for this killing? Or will the motorist whose deadly irresponsibility killed this cyclist be considered a victim and let off with a symbolic punishment, as usually happens to murderous drunk drivers?

The road up La Calera is popular among cyclists, but is narrow and often has lots of car traffic.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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