This is heartbreaking.

From Tucson Bike Laywer:

Folks, 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.

If the driver wasn't at fault, who was? How about the road itself? Bad roads gets bicyclists killed. As long as we build roads for the exclusive use of cars and trucks it's going to keep happening.

Update: Lloyd Alter write a great post over at Treehugger called "The War on Cyclists and Pedestrians is Getting Ugly" that you should read.

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Seven year old Kylie Bruehler was made an orphan when a truck driver accidentally swerved and killed her bicycle riding parents. With proper bike lanes, it woul