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“On your right”? New Details Emerge in Katy Trail Death

Submitted by on March 10, 2011 – 11:30 am9 Comments

The Dallas Morning News released new details in today’s paper from police reports relating to the tragic death last fall of Lauren Huddleston on the Katy Trail. Ms. Huddleston was struck and killed by a bicyclist while jogging on the Trail. Read the full story here.

The bicyclist that struck Ms. Huddleston, Asher Hamilton, was training for a marathon and was travelling approximately 17-19 mph. Frankly, I’m not even sure I can go 19 mph on a bicycle unless I am on a pretty steep hill. But I would just as soon go 19 mph on a bike through Northpark Mall on a Saturday morning as do it on the Katy Trail when it’s crowded. That said, Mr. Hamilton was not at fault or violating any law, because there are no laws governing speed on any bike trails in Dallas. Until we get some sensible ordinances relating to bicycle safety and speed, let’s all be careful. I use the bike trails almost every day: I commuted to my office yesterday via the White Rock and Santa Fe Trail.

-H

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