Friday 25/2/2011, Porto Alegre, Brazil
The ritual Critical Mass, an informal large group cycling ride which is typically held on the last Friday of every month in over 300 global cities, ended in tragedy. A motorist plowed his VW Golf through the group of riders, subsequently injuring twenty riders, eight of whom were sent to the local emergency rooms. Brazilian police released a statement upon contact from the driver's lawyer: "The lawyer called us saying he represents the owner of the car and the owner was driving the car at the time of the facts. He said he would present the client to provide information on what happened," - delegate Gilberto Almeida Montenegro. Read the full article.