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    Default Crash on F Street Eastbound right after Eighth, NW

    My newly acquired Fly12 and Fly6 cameras got a workout this morning. Honda CRV decided to move into the right lane without checking, and ran into me. Fortunately, it was a very slow speed crash--I managed to put my foot down and not even fall over. But a police report has been filed, complete with videos (which clearly show both the accident, and the license plate of the car that hit me). And it looks like they are even going to cite the driver (although I made it clear I didn't expect that).

    Front camera view (crash is at 10:50:59 camera time, or 3:07 on the video):

    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 11-29-2016 at 03:37 PM.

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    Rear camera view (crash is at 3:20):


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    First video is private, we can't see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    First video is private, we can't see it.
    Better now?

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    Yup, fixed.

    Glad the crash wasn't bad.

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    I am glad they will cite the driver. Although your crash was relatively uneventful, it's this general inattentiveness that endangers all of us. I don't think the driver should be allowed to get away with being careless.

    There may be some advantages to a 65-pound bike!

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    Glad you were okay. If only there had been some way that driver could have let people know of the intention to change lanes--perhaps some sort of sign or signal or something.

    The driver had just passed you too, so even if you were in the vehicle's blind spot, if s/he had even been paying any attention whatsoever to the situation, it never would have happened.

    This is the same thing happened to me on the same block but on G Street.

    With the Holiday Market there, things are more sketchy than normal because the white tents are more fun to look at than the road.
    Last edited by huskerdont; 11-29-2016 at 01:32 PM. Reason: east west who knows what's best

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Glad you were okay. If only there had been some way that driver could have let people know of the intention to change lanes--perhaps some sort of sign or signal or something.

    The driver had just passed you too, so even if you were in the vehicle's blind spot, if s/he had even been paying any attention whatsoever to the situation, it never would have happened.

    This is the same thing happened to me on the same block but on G Street. BTW, you appear to be going eastbound, not westbound (it's about two blocks from my work). With the Holiday Market there, things are more sketchy than normal because the white tents are more fun to look at than the road.
    Yeah, I realized it was eastbound after I posted. But you can't edit titles.

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    I didn't realize there were so many 60+ pound cargo bikes about, but Washcycle has a post with a video of one getting hit on 11/22. (Cyclist goes onto the hood, but she's okay enough to post on the thread.) She was cited even though the video clearly shows the car running right into her.

    http://www.thewashcycle.com/2016/11/...g-choices.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Yeah, I realized it was eastbound after I posted. But you can't edit titles.
    I know a guy...

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