Monday, June 2, 2008

Not for the faint of heart...

These photos are seriously fucked up and will put the fear in any serious cyclist:

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico(Monday June-2-2008) Seven competitors from yesterday cyclist race were severely injured after being hit by a drunk driver, one of them died and other three were hospitalized. The drunk driver was arrested after the rest of the participants tried to lynch him.

30 year old Alejandro Alvarez, from Brownsville,Texas, was pronounced dead on the scene, while Alejandro Salvador Tamez, 18, Juan Machaita, 38, and Guadalupe Martinez,, 16, were severely injured.

Cyclists were participating in a race from Matamoros to Bagdad Beach, when drunk driver Jesse Campos, a Brownsville, Texas resident, in his Ford Grand Marquis, license 659-FKF from Texas, impacted seven cyclists, even as they were being escorted by Local Transit Officials.

Source: Periodico El Bravo
Pictures: Fidelino Vera

Don't say I didn't warn ya!





...and if that's not brutal enough for you, check out these AWESOME comics about rescue stories from May 12th Earthquake in China...


1 comment:

Wc said...

WOW! people (including cyclists) think riding @ the velodrome is dangerous... these images certainly can argue that it's not as dangerous as this...