CSI: Bikes

The San Jose Mercury News profiles Alex LaRiviere, a bicycle accident investigator.

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Photo: Pauline Lubens, Mercury News

“This bike is a little snapshot of time,” says LaRiviere, 52, a self-taught, self-described “bike nut” who has built a national reputation reconstructing bicycle accidents in legal cases. Through a prism of scrapes, nicks and tire bruises, he sees this particular tragedy on instant replay: “The cyclist saw the semi-truck turning in front of him. He had three-quarters of a second to turn the bike to the right. The truck driver didn’t see him.”

Interesting article that also looks at LaRiviere’s work on manufacturing defects and cyclist error. While no lawsuits we’re involved, we’d sure like to know what caused this.

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