The family of a cyclist (road biker) who died during a road bike descent is suing Strava. According to the article, the rider had recently lost his KOM status on a descent and was trying to regain it. He grabbed the brakes to avoid a car, lost control, crashed, and died... and now they're suing strava.
Check out this quotation:
The family takes issue with this lack of accountability. “They assume no responsibility,” Kang said. “They don’t put cones out. They don’t have anybody monitor and see whether a course, or a specific segment, is dangerous.”
Firstly, someone doesn't understand how Strava works. Monitor the course? Put cones out? Are you fricking kidding me?
Secondly, grow up and take some responsibility! I've written before about the spreading epidemic of blame shifting... this is just more evidence of why our country is circling the drain.
While Strava seems to be growing quickly, and while this lawsuit seems like it won't go anywhere, I hope they don't shut down from the costs of fighting stupid suits like this. I imagine they don't make a ton of money, and fighting in court, even if you're right, can be costly.
What's your take?