Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cyclist Killed By Hit and Run Driver in Torresdale Ave Bike Lane

From 6 ABC:

FRANKFORD - July 11, 2010 (WPVI) -- A bicyclist was killed overnight in a hit and run accident in Philadelphia's Frankford section.

It happened near the intersection of Torresdale and Adams Avenues around 12:30 Sunday morning.

Police say a 41-year-old woman was riding her bike when she was struck. She was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital, where she died a short time later.

Witnesses described the car to police, who then found the black Ford Taurus parked in a fenced lot a few blocks away.

Only Action News was there as police recovered the car in the 2100 block of Gillingham Street. Police are talking with the car's owner.

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I won't speculate here but the woman was killed in the bike lane, another exhibit for the case of a safe passing or vulnerable road user law. More disturbing-Why did the driver run? Will there be charges?

One thing is for sure, we will not see the outrage, the media feeding frenzy nor the calls for reforming traffic laws that we saw last November.


Anonymous said...

The Bicycle Coalition refuses to help a cyclist who was severely and permanently injured by a hit and run driver. By not publicize the case on the blog. The convicted driver may get 90 days house arrest. In her palatial Villanova home, staffed by a butler.

Amanda said...

Very true...I have seen little by the BCGP on this crash. Certainly no outrage that this woman is trying to serve her sentence from home.