Another crazy cyclist victim of Russian roads

tsin-korean-cyclistYesterday a piece of news about Ms. Tsin, a cyclist from Korea pedalling her way from Finland to Murmansk, reached me, followed by a today’s update to the effect that she got into an accident. It appears she got off lightly thought, and will present herself to the public at the New York Coffee in Murmansk tomorrow as scheduled.

Another view on the story of Haruhisa Watanabe

Monument Haruhisa Watanabe, who died Dec. 26, 2012 near Kandalaksha installed on 1127 km of highway M-18 “Kola” in Kandalaksha district in September 2013

By Alexandra Goryashko

Also see Haruhisa Watanabe

I have no illusions about this country, but … Not all Russian drivers go like crazy and break the rules. Here are a few facts to the history of Japanese cyclist deaths.

Driver of the car that hit the cyclist was a man 56 years old with 30 years of driving experience. He immediately called an ambulance and the police.

December 26, the day of the tragedy – one of the darkest days in the Arctic. 2-3 hours of daylight only. At 10 am (the incident time) are complete darkness. No lighting on the highway. It was 30 degrees below zero and a snowstorm that day.

This photo was made ​​in December on the highway near Kandalaksha. Visibility out of the car.

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