WILKINSBURG (KDKA/AP) – Allegheny County Police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Monday evening in Wilkinsburg.
The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. when police say the bicyclist was in the eastbound lanes of the 400-block of Ardmore Boulevard.
According to police, Wilkinsburg police officers and paramedics found the cyclist suffering from traumatic injuries and in cardiac arrest.
He was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital where he died about three hours later. The 55-year-old man has not been identified.
Police say the driver, a 23-year-old woman who was n her way home from work, stopped immediately after the accident and stayed at the scene. She was tested for impairment and was cleared of any wrongdoing.
No charges are expected.
Allegheny County Police continue to investigate. The case will eventually be turned over the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.
The group, BikePGH, released this statement on the incident:
“A man riding his bicycle on Ardmore Boulevard did not make it home last night. Conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians on Ardmore Boulevard are abysmal with a ‘goat path’ lining one side of the road; a poorly maintained, incomplete sidewalk on the other side; and no bicycle infrastructure. Yesterday’s crash was one of many fatal crashes on Ardmore Boulevard over the past 10 years.”
“We would like to remind all of those operating motor vehicles to drive with care, and that the state requires that drivers pass people riding bicycle with at least 4 feet of space.”
“Our hearts go out the the family and friends of the victim. He was a member of Bike Pittsburgh as well as other cycling organizations, and he will be sorely missed. We expect a thorough investigation.”
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