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Response to neohippie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 05:01 PM

20. I don't believe the official report

There is an attorney's report here
http://www.scribd.com/doc/237940150/Official-document-Deputy-won-t-be-charged-in-death-of-Calabasas-bicyclist-Milton-Olin

that explains how they came to this decision. In the report, they say he was coming up on a slight curve when he momentarily took his eyes off the road, to reply to the message on the computer sitting on the passenger seat. Why in anyone's right mind would they take their eyes off the road when it starts to curve? He was looking down and never saw the curve coming...that's why. The road turned left and he continued straight forward into the bike lane, where he struck Olin.

I don't know if he said he never saw the cyclist (linked above?), because in that same report, Woods claims he looked up and the cyclist was veering into his lane, so he swerved right to avoid him and the cyclist swerved back into the bike lane and he hit him. Never touched his brakes though. If he saw him to swerve, why didn't he hit the brakes? If he swerved, why didn't the driver behind him witness it? The driver behind him could not see the cyclist (he was hidden by wood's vehicle) until he went flying in the air. The passenger (closer to the bike lane) did see him before he was hit. If they saw him, they had to see him swerve into the traffic lane. Where is their statement?

I don't believe it. I believe his eyes were off the road and he never saw the curve in the road coming up, and never saw the cyclist until he hit him. He was going a few miles over the speed limit when he hit him too.

This is all police protecting police crap and I'm getting so sick of it. Yes officer's are human and make mistakes, but they should pay for their mistakes just like the rest of us.

This is from the report:
The following timeline of the patrol vehicle's speed and the events surrounding the collision was established utilizing a combination of audio and recordings of radio transmissions for the LASD Malibu/Lost Hills Station area, as well as MDC Global Positioning Systems (GPS)) date for Wood's patrol unit:

1:04:33 speed was 44pmh, traveling northeast.
1:04:40 Unit 224T2 sent a message to Wood, "U C4 BRO."
1:04:43 speed 44MPH traveling northeast.
1:04:53 speed was 40mph traveling northeast.
1:05:03 speed was 48mph traveling northeast.
1:05 Collision occured.
1:05:13 speed was 8mph, traveling northeast.
1:05:23 speed was 0 mph.


If the above is accurate, I suspect he had his eyes "off" the road from at least 1:04:43 to 1:05. That's a hell of a long time to have your eyes off the road while driving above the speed limit.

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