This image won Readers Choice in The Week in Pictures the week of May 29 - June 5, 2008. While the quality of this image taken by a bystander leaves quite a bit to be desired, the magnitude of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and a perfectly timed shutter made this image an unforgettable one that led the cover of msnbc.com for a time. For several of the editors who are regular bike commuters, I believe there was the added dimension of empathy that apparently our readers felt too.
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A car collides into cyclists participating in a race in Mexico's northern border city of Matamoros, June 1, 2008. At least one person was killed and 14 injured when a driver slammed into a bicycle race.