Truck Nearly Kills Triathlete and Only Gets a $300 Fine
by Taren Gesell
Triny Willerton took up triathlon and found she had a natural aptitude for it. She just barely missed a Kona qualification, and was about to try again to qualify, when she was hit by a truck while on a training ride. She ended up in hospital with multiple fractures and required surgery, and months of rehab; the accident nearly killed her. The man who hit her received only a few hours community service and a tiny $300 fine. Now Triny is campaigning for tougher laws for careless driving, because all cyclists know #itcouldbeme.