Focus misplaced II
As a pedestrian who witnessed the accident reported in the news story “Boy on bicycle struck by SUV in Point Breeze,” I was particularly dismayed at the coverage by the media.
A family was riding together on a road marked for bikes, and the driver of the vehicle broke the law by not yielding as she made a left turn.
I don't wish to vilify the driver, but I found it odd that the sympathies were focused on her, not on the victim's father and sibling, who watched the horrific accident unfold.
The real story is in why our roads are so dangerous for bicycles and pedestrians in the entire area around Penn and Braddock avenues. I hope the Trib follows up on this story and does some real reporting on the reasons for the danger and the solutions.
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