Had it indeed been a carefully cycling person there would be no media storm.
So much was written about his character: That doesn't change what happened/what caused it.
Because now the discussion is less about safe provisions for everyone/safe equipment and more about a moan about cyclists, which is not going to resolve conflicts between peds/cyclists, peds/motorists, cyclists/motorists.
I mean, how many people die thanks to lack of a front brake on a bicycle, resulting in a collision? First case I've heard of, there was one case posted when a cyclist cycled a bicycle with faulty brakes. The way the media reports it you'd think this is a common occurrence.
So all the attention of [some, there are good ones] politicians will go there instead of going where it matters, setting back the discussion progress.