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Wrongful death suit filed against wife of American diplomat in death of Harry Dunn allowed to proceed in Virginia

A wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old British man fatally struck in a hit-and-run involving the wife of an American diplomat, will be allowed to proceed in Virginia, a judge has ruled.

Dunn was riding his motorcycle outside a military facility in Central England in August 2019 when he collided with Anne Sacoolas, who has confessed to driving on the wrong side of the road at the time. Her husband, a U.S. diplomat, was stationed on the base, RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, near the crash site.

Dunn later died at an Oxford hospital.

Harry Dunn was riding his motorcycle outside a military base in Central England in August 2019 when he collided with Anne Sacoolas, pictured, who confessed to driving on the wrong side of the road.

Harry Dunn was riding his motorcycle outside a military base in Central England in August 2019 when he collided with Anne Sacoolas, pictured, who confessed to driving on the wrong side of the road.
Harry Dunn was riding his motorcycle outside a military base in Central England in August 2019 when he
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Slack Randoms: Chromed Carbon Frames, a Hydrogen Powered Bike and Dancing Death Bots

We use Slack as our workplace communication tool at Pinkbike and we have a #randoms channel which we use to share an assortment of videos and stories from all corners of the cycling world and beyond… We thought a couple of the moments from the past week were too good not to share with a wider audience, so here are some of the highlights.

Fully Chromed Carbon Frames

Two entrepreneurs from Wisconsin claim to have created the ‘world’s first chrome carbon bicycle frame,’ Cycling Weekly reports. Tom Griffith and Gary Elmer have apparently spent $90,000 of their own money and put 2,000 man-hours into creating a chroming method that can be replicated on a production-level scale.

Chroming has previously only been available on metal frames and the spray chrome technology that the friends adapted has traditionally only been possible on smaller, simpler objects than bike frames, the CW article dives

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Responsible for at Least 86 COVID Cases, 1 Death in Minnesota, CDC Says

In a weekly report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this past summer’s Sturgis motorcycle rally was responsible for at least 86 COVID-19 cases and one death in Minnesota.

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Friday said that after investigating all outbreaks associated with the rally among Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Health found 51 primary event-associated cases and identified another 35 among their close contacts, or “secondary or tertiary cases”.

Among the 86 related cases in the state, four patients were hospitalized and one died.

Over a 10-day period in August, nearly half a million people attended the motorcycle rally in South Dakota with no mask requirements or social distancing. The event was supported by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who continues to refuse to implement a statewide mask mandate as the state faces one of the nation’s deadliest outbreaks.

Although the rally did

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Widow of Bronx motorcycle passenger thrown 200 feet to his death in crash left with videos, memories and a beautiful daughter

Young mother Carla Rodriguez, mourning her husband’s death in a horrific motorcycle wreck, fought back tears as she spoke of lost dreams and their beautiful 1-year-old girl.

“She doesn’t know, she’s innocent,” the 20-year-old widow told the Daily News Thursday as little Camila toddled around their Bronx home. “She can’t even imagine it. But I think she is missing him, because they were always together.”

Dad and husband Eric Mejia isn’t ever coming home. The 23-year-old, a passenger on a motorcycle driven by his younger brother, was thrown 200 feet through the air to his death last Sunday. Cops said the sibling blew through a red light on the Grand Concourse and slammed into the side of a white Acura, leaving Rodriguez and her child to face a dramatically different future.

“We were thinking of going to live in Orlando, to buy a house there,” said Rodriguez, who met her

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