Yesterday morning Andrea Boeve of Steen, MN was killed while riding her bicycle along MN 270 with her two children in a tow-behind trailer. She was killed by Christopher Weber who was driving a pickup truck.
He was apparently paying more attention to his cell phone than to the road and likely just barely crossed the painted white line on to the shoulder where Boeve was believed to be riding. Boeve would likely still be alive today if we had better infrastructure. Here is MN 270 near where Boeve was killed.
Following are images of similar roads around Drenthe, Netherlands
When I heard about this crash I thought of this woman and her children.
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