To be honest, I don't really have the words to describe the actions of businessman Tomas Delgado. In 2004, while he was driving at "excessive speeds," Delgado hit and killed Enaitz Iriondo, a 17-year-old on a bike. Police said Iriondo wasn't wearing reflective clothing or a helmet; Delgado's insurance company paid Iriondo's family 33,000 Euros in damages. The trouble is that now Delgado wants some of that back. No, I'm not kidding.
We've all heard that flying is safer than driving, right? That doesn't mean people aren't afraid to fly, but on a purely statistical level, people who are should be more frightened about getting into a passenger car. But what about biking? A 1993 study has been revived by Grist (and I caught wind of it on Treehugger) that shows that biking fits between flying and passenger cars in terms of fatalities per million hours activity. You can see the entire list at either of the two links above, but fo