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CHP dispatch logs and cop jargon

I maintain a few maps that show California Highway Patrol dispatch activity. My Highway 17 tracking map got super popular this week, and a few people have asked how to decode the CHP jargon. Let’s start with an example: Sr17 S / Sr9 E Ofr, San Jose FSP: State Route 17 (i.e. Highway 17) soutbound, read more » Continue reading »

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Driver kills man on bike in Soquel, California

The Santa Cruz County California Highway Patrol responded to a fatality traffic collision after an 18-year-old man drove his vehicle into the back of a westbound 31-year-old man riding a bicycle on Soquel Drive near Rosedale Avenue at 8:30 P.M. Wednesday night. Update: The cyclist has been identified as Kevin “Jack” Meehan, who moved to read more » Continue reading »

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The Devil made me do it

The Scorcher Menace strikes again! Ted points to this story of a school bus driver forced to swerve off of the road because, according to the initial headline, some kid was riding home from school on his bicycle in Columbia, Missouri. According to the news story, a vehicle moved left into the oncoming lane of read more » Continue reading »

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Cycling in San Jose: Serious injuries for one, fatality for another

We had two traffic collisions involving people in bikes in San Jose: one early Saturday morning resulted in a fatality for a 49 year old man, while Monday evening’s crash sent a young man to the hospital with critical injuries. Injury collision Monday I saw the firetrucks headed to 1st Street last night for a read more » Continue reading »

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Two cyclist deaths in SF yesterday, another in Pleasanton this morning

Two women were killed while riding bikes in separate hit-and-run collisions in San Francisco yesterday, June 22, 2016. Details and discussion are in this Hoodline summary that collects statements from police, various news sources and a reddit conversation, but the gist of it: Victim #1 in SoMa at 7th and Howard: woman in her 20s read more » Continue reading »

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Cyclist fatality, Campbell, California

I was out of town Sunday when this California Highway Patrol dispatch of a “bicyclist vs white Ford Mustang” on San Tomas Expressway north of Winchester Boulevard was reported at 4:12 PM. The driver of the 1997 Mustang was allegedly drunk and driving way too fast when he swerved into the shoulder, hitting the as-yet read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose cyclist fatality: Watch for white pickup truck with front-end damage

A 60 year old man on a bike was killed early this morning just blocks from the major transit center near downtown San Jose, California. Police ask the public to watch for a full-size late 1980s or early 1990s white pickup truck with front driver side damage near the front fender. According to witnesses, the read more » Continue reading »

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Mountain Bike Wilderness First Aid Class

Paramedic Sean Andrasik of the Ride Guides and Backcountry Medical Guides will lead a Mountain Bike Wilderness First Aid Class in Santa Cruz, CA the weekend of November 14 & 15. In this two day course, you’ll begin each day at 8 AM learning first aid for common backcountry medical and trauma emergencies while riding read more » Continue reading »

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Rough morning for cycling in the Bay Area

Update: The Santa Clara County Coroner identified the victim of yesterday’s Page Mill Road fatal collision as 52-year-old Jeffrey Donnelly of Palo Alto, CA. He leaves behind a wife and three children. I count three vehicle-vs-bicycle crashes this morning in the San Francisco Bay Area, including a fatality on Page Mill Road just north of read more » Continue reading »

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Road rage repeat offender in Santa Barbara bike crash?

Road rage driver from 2014 may be responsible for Monday’s serious injury collision in the Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara, California. In April of 2014, professional sports photographer Carson Blume was riding eastbound on Cliff Drive with a friend in coastal Santa Barbara County, California when he says he was assaulted by a man read more » Continue reading »

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