Hit-and-Run from the Cyclist's Perspective
This harrowing video was shot by an on-bike camera by a Brazilian cyclist named Bruno on my own cycling turf in Berkeley, California. This is Tunnel Road, one of the usual cycling corridors up to the East Bay hills. You can cut to the chase at 2:39 when a black car sideswipes the cyclists--and doesn't even stop. Fortunately neither cyclist was seriously injured--partly because they were wearing helmets, as you can see in the slo-mo repeat when the head of the rider in back smacks the pavement. Ride safe out there!
Update The Berkeley Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the incident.
PAUL RAUBER is a senior editor at Sierra. He is the author, with Carl Pope, of the happily outdated Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress. Otherwise he is a cyclist, cook, and father of two. Follow him on Twitter @paulrauber.