Occasionally, the very worst happens. In December 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland, a cyclist was struck from behind and killed by a motorist. The driver drove from the scene, even though the vehicle was heavily damaged with a windshield shattered and deformed by the cyclist's body.
There are two photos at the bottom of this blog. Each photo is of an object that lodged in the spokes of the front wheel of a bicycle, stopping the wheel’s movement.
Each cyclist pinwheeled over his handlebars and struck the ground, with catastrophic results. The crashes occurred more than three years apart. Neither bicycle was struck by a motor vehicle, another bicycle, or anything else.