Fixie flattened by pickup truck at 22nd and Valencia

According to MM reader Raun who was on the scene, it occurred at around 10 or 11am on Sunday while you were waiting in line for brunch somewhere.  It’s pretty horrifying to imagine how the truck managed to get on top of the bicycle, but let’s hope that everyone involved is okay rather than level inane accusations like “Oh look the bicycle wasn’t even in the bike lane THEY DESERVED TO GET HIT.”

31 Responses to “Fixie flattened by pickup truck at 22nd and Valencia”

  1. DubTeeEff says:

    This seriously looks terrifying. Here’s to a speedy recovery to the cyclist involved.

  2. SFFDP vehicles mean injury. Here’s hoping the injured party recovers soon. :-(

  3. mk says:

    the cyclist is ok. the driver did the right thing and didn’t drive off.

    what i wish is that the person who took this photo actually inquired about the cyclist BEFORE taking this photo and immediately tweeting/facebook/publishing it.

      • Alissa says:

        Yea, who gives a fuck? The cyclist isn’t even in the picture. What was he supposed to do, bang down the door of the ambulance to get permission to take a picture of a flattened bike?

        • Thanks says:

          or . . . ask the cops that are standing there what happened and if everyone is alright?

          • Raun says:

            I don’t casually talk to police. Sorry.

          • Thanks says:

            if you’re terrified of interacting with police then you probably shouldn’t stand around taking pictures of them in the first place.

          • dave loves me says:

            where’s all the hate for the messenger coming from?

          • Raun says:

            Thanks. Your privilege is showing.

          • truth says:

            Yeah, this happened in public and isn’t identifying the individual who has been hit. You’re not required to blur out the license plate, either. Why would you encourage someone to bug a cop who shouldn’t be giving out information anyway? There’s nothing wrong with this journalism.

          • GG says:

            And the police probably would have told Raun to go away and would not have given out information anyway, particularly if they hadn’t even located the victim’s family yet.

    • Nick Pal says:

      This is a weird meme on Mission Mission. All users of the internet should exhaust all possible avenues of altruism before, and as a condition of, posting information about something bad happening.

    • what says:

      yeah man that SFFD crew is nothing but a bunch of posers, let me offer my completely untrained help instead

  4. suckerpunch says:

    I am more concerned with that SUV about to blast through an orange light (because they all do, you know?)

    • salsaman says:

      Wow I hope the rider is OK.
      As for the SUV, the light could have just turned yellow and it could have time to make it through. Or the SUV could already be stopped. The photo does not necessarily show what you assert it shows.

      • suckerpunch says:

        It also doesn’t necessarily not show what you assert I am asserting.
        Face it: When there is a possible red light to be run, every SUV driver runs it. Fact.

        • salsaman says:

          Definitely a possibility that the SUV is running the light but that’s not the case until it turns RED. Fact.

          Now, back to the subject of the accident with the bike, what can we tell from this photo? There’s along scratch on the ground that seems to trace the path of the bike’s stem. OUCH. Also, no brakes on the bike.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      What the hell is an orange light?

      • Discipline says:

        when a yellow is about to turn red… let me explain to you what a fixie is…..oh nevermind, lets get this light thing sorted first.

        • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

          Green. Yellow. Red.

          Ain’t no Orange in there, son.

          • Discipline says:

            What do you get when you mix yellow with red?
            C’mon, get out of your narrow self, pops. Herb.

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            Ahh, I see. So, by your logic, a green traffic light that is about to turn yellow should be called a blue light?

            Snark aside, this is the first time I have ever heard/seen a yellow light about to turn red referred to as an “orange light”. The expression I always heard growing up for someone trying to eke their way through a yellow light was “squeezing a lemon”. *shrug* So, I’m gonna chalk this up to a regional/dialectical differences. Fair enough.

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            (actually, I suppose Yellow + Green would give you a sort of lime green color)

          • stiiv says:

            Naw naw, it’s red shifting the yellow light. See, when you’re moving down the street at relativistic velocities….

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            Now THAT is an explanation I can get behind.

  5. KC says:

    I rode by on my bike when the cyclist was still on the pavement, lying flat with lots of EMTs providing aid. Did not look life threatening, but it was not a happy day in the park either.

  6. kate says:

    i was there when it happened and called 911. it was about 11 and was impressed with all the bystanders coming together to keep the injured person calm, stopping traffic, calling 911 etc. the driver was cooperative. these things unfortunately happen, but it matters how we react to them. i was overall impressed. and the girl on her bike was very lucky sans helmet. wear helmets!