Is this a traffic problem? Sadly, we read about how

A popular California high school coach died after being impaled by a car-park barrier

The article and accompanying newsfeed describe how he biked straight into a pipe making up the top of a gate, hitting his stomach. He died after surgery.

To me the gate sure does look to be made of very narrow pipe, with an upper part that indeed sticks straight out like a lance. I’m wondering if this gate met the construction requirements for such things. If not, they should be changed to require a large diameter end-cap or something to prevent something like this from happening again.


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