Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prospect Park Teenage Cyclist Killed

As reported by various new sources:

A 17-year-old Prospect Park youth riding a bicycle died after being hit by a car in Glenolden yesterday afternoon, police said.

The accident on South Avenue near Linwood Circle was reported at 12:27 p.m., Glenolden Police Chief Michael Donohue said. The boy, whose name was not released, was struck by a 2006 Toyota Scion driven by a 71-year-old Springfield man. The teen was riding in the opposite direction and was hit when he tried to cross the road. The driver did not leave the scene.

The teen died at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The accident was being investigated by the Southeastern Delaware County Crash Team.

Update - The victim has been identified as William James Bradley V

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Dan said...

From the Delco Times:

"A preliminary investigation indicated that Bradley had been traveling west along South Avenue, on the sidewalk from Chester Pike, toward Lynwood Circle. Eastbound traffic in the curb lane on South Avenue had stopped, with a break in the cars at the intersection at Lynwood Circle, police said.

The teen rode through the break in the cars, apparently not seeing Falone traveling eastbound near the center line, resulting in the collision, police said. The teen was then thrown from the bike. He was not wearing a helmet."