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Bus driver acts quickly in crash with bicyclist

Bus driver Brenda Jensen's alert action was lauded after a bicyclist drove into the bus' path and was hit on June 28 in Madison, Wisconsin. For the complete story, go to http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/video-shows-bus-driver-saving-bicyclist-s-life/article_80f97918-d611-5943-9f9d-84a1a546f21a.html.

July 17, 2013 3:30 pm

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  1. nufsenuf
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    nufsenuf - July 20, 2013 11:55 am
    The cyclist was lucky that the driver hadn't taken that instant to check her mirrors. Other than chance that everything happened in the right time sequence I did not see anything special in the drivers actions. They were the actions of a veteran driver who was fortunately not distracted by passengers or other drivers, but certainly not worthy of the adulation of the headline writer.
  2. ggttgg
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    ggttgg - July 18, 2013 4:30 pm
    This is of course the cyclists fault and I am sure she knows it, but please do not use this incident to incite backlash against all cyclists. I suppose it is my fault that yesterday a car almost turned right in front of me on University Ave and almost took me out. Soo you see cars sometimes do things without looking as well.
  3. DivideConquer
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    DivideConquer - July 18, 2013 11:17 am
    She is 23 years old, she is not a child. Tying to blame this on the bus driver is just wrong. The bikers in Madison are awful, they dart in and out of traffic, run red lights and stop signs like they are not even there. You need about 4 sets of eyes if you are going to drive downtown in Madison. The bikers complain about how they have a right to the road too. Of course they are never willing to take any responsibility that comes with those rights.
  4. sammygadoodlinski
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    sammygadoodlinski - July 18, 2013 9:07 am
    She's a child give the kid a break. How fast was the bus going is my question.
  5. Commenter2
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    Commenter2 - July 18, 2013 8:01 am
    This is exactly the type of bicyclist that gives cyclists a bad name. She blindly rode out into the street without noticing a bus. Also, she was not wearing a helmet. Probably did not want to mess up her hair. The police should be able to issue a citation to her for unsafe riding.
  6. Cornelius Gotchberg
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    Cornelius Gotchberg - July 17, 2013 7:11 pm
    This gal is VERY lucky and I'm glad she's OK.

    @Mutivortex is right, because another second or feet ot two would have drastically altered the outcome and the lives of those involved.

    I sincerely hope that the BIKIES (most, not all) that see it as their birthright to zig zag through traffic, with impunity and like they own the road, and view ordinances as mere suggestions, see this as a cautionary tale.

    The Gotch
  7. MultiVortex
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    MultiVortex - July 17, 2013 3:48 pm
    Wow! That is truly terrifying, a miracle that the biker's ok, and definitely an amazing job by the bus driver. This deserves national coverage-an amazing video reminding us of the fragile line between the gift of life and our margins of death.

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