Why cars and bicycles should not share lanes. Why we need segregated bicycle lanes. And probably a case for so many things. But above all, a tragedy.
MONTERREY - A car has ploughed into a bike race along a highway near the US-Mexico border, killing one and injuring 10 others, police said today.
The 28-year-old driver was apparently drunk and fell asleep when he crashed into the race, said police investigator Jose Alfredo Rodriguez.
A photograph taken by a city official showed cyclists and equipment being hurled high into the air by the collision.
Mr Rodriguez said Juan Campos was charged with killing Alejandro Alvarez, 37, of Monterrey.
Authorities said the crash happened 15 minutes into the 34 kilometre race Sunday along a highway between Playa Bagdad and Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.
Campos said he was an American citizen living in Brownsville. The US Consulate could not immediately confirm that.
"We are looking into the incident in terms of whether American citizens were involved," consulate spokesman Todd Huizinga said.