I hadn't heard about this. Looks like a very bad week for cycling in the valley...
From: Larsen, Jeff (IPGA Services MPS Service Manager)
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 10:38 AM
Subject: [HP Boise Cycling Club] Recent Boise Bike fatalities and accidents
I am saddened by recent news of two cyclist fatalities this week in Boise. Jim Chu was a long time employee of HP who had recently started working with another company here in town. He was commuting from work on his bicycle when the accident occurred. Jim was a father of two daughters who attend the same school as my sons. The other fatality was an Idaho Power employee who also appears to have been commuting home. See the story at: http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/778994.html
In addition, Lost River Cyclist Gene Pori was in an accident on Wednesday night as part of the Lost River Club Ride and broke his arm. A car had passed him on Floating Feather and then turned right in front of him (referred to as a Right Hook).
It would appear that all 3 of these accidents have an element of inattentive driving.
As we head into the Memorial Day Weekend and a summer season of cycling, please remember to be Visible, Predictable, and Alert in your commuting and recreational riding. Don't zone out when you are on the road or in a bike lane. Enjoy your ride, but be mindful of your surroundings.