A Punch to the Gut.

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That is a photograph of seven year old Kylie Bruehler. She is at a funeral service to bury her parents, both of whom were killed last week when a driver veered onto the shoulder and drove his pickup truck into them.

They were riding together on a tandem.

The local news reports that “investigators say there are no charges on the driver. They believe this was an accident and that somehow the driver lost control of his truck.”

Texas’s governor recently vetoed a law that would mandate a safe passing distance for cyclists, saying it was unnecessary.

A local news outlet has more from the police and the community outrage this incident has triggered.

On how it happened:

“”He looked off, he was looking at something else and realized the curve in the road came a lot faster than what he anticipated,” explained Deputy Chief Dale Bennett”

And the outrage:

“…the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is also dealing with a lot of angry e-mails and phone calls.”

Add:

Thanks to my Sister-in-law:  If you would like to send your thoughts to the TX Gov- http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/

4 Responses to “A Punch to the Gut.”

  • I just let Mr.Perry know that his veto was disgusting.

    http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/

    Rebecca — October 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm
  • This makes me sick.

    carrie — October 11, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • This crushes me.

    Rosanna — October 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm
  • Rick Perry is a douche-bag.

    Me — November 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm
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