Prius vs. Bike

Almost got run over by a Prius on my ride to work this morning.  Normally when I almost get run over I get mad, but a Prius is just so darn non-threatening.  It’s like getting nudged by an old lady with a walker.  Once I finally got control of myself and stopped laughing I just waved him on.  It reminded me of  a local news story from a couple weeks ago:

 “Google’s robotic Toyota Prius rear-ended a second Prius, which then hit the Honda Accord she was riding in, which pushed another Accord into the fifth car, another Prius.” (full article here)

Silicon Valley is really a pretty good place for bike commuting given the large percentage of little cars.  I have a feeling that in Sacramento it would have gone more like this:

“Google’s robotic Tahoe rear ended a Suburban which rear ended an Escalade who’s spinners distracted the driver of an F350 who ran over a cyclist and crushed a Prius before smashing into the Tahoe”.

You Sacramento commuters can tell me if I got it right…

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  1. #1 by Michael on August 23, 2011 - 9:22 am

    You left out – “police have determined the accident was the cyclist’s fault.”

    • #2 by hnielson on August 23, 2011 - 1:07 pm

      hahahaha and with that, y’all would be correct!

  2. #3 by Sam on August 23, 2011 - 10:24 am

    Finally, “Ghost Bike was left at the scene of the accident. Ghost Bike was subsequently vandalised.”

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