Sixth Bicycle Fatality in Tampa Bay Area

By: AP
By: AP

Tampa, Florida (AP) --

Tampa Police say a bicyclist was killed in a collision involving three cars, making the victim the sixth cyclist to die on Tampa Bay area roads in the past two months.

The fatality happened early Friday morning (10/1). The victim was
described as a female in her mid-50s. The unidentified woman died
at the scene.

Police say the victim's body came to rest near a red, cinder
block house that was struck by a Nissan SUV with enough force to
loosen some cinder blocks. Police found the bike wedged beneath the

Other details, including the names of the drivers, haven't been

The woman's death happened just hours before a vigil was
scheduled for the recently killed cyclists.

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  • by GV Location: Ga on Oct 4, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    straight white female republican athiest is one of the smartest posters I've seen on here in along time.Wish you would post more often.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    Posted by: Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 02:01 PM you are very judgemental arent you. I have never killed anyone. you however shall be judged as you judge.
  • by straight white female republican athiest on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    There are laws, and there are laws of nature. Hardly matters if the law is on your side when the law of nature takes over does it? I agree partly with the 1st post but I would have to say that they don't belong on SOME of the roads. I know you guys/gals on bicycles love the canopy roads and all that, but there is not enough room for a car and you in one lane and you know well enough visibility on those roads aren't great. If a driver has to choose between a head on collision or running you off the road, gut instinct will most likely call for self preservation. That means you lose. So if you choose to put yourself in increased danger be willing to assume that laws of nature just may apply to you. I'm just being a realist here. It doesn't mean that drivers of cars are bad or ignorant. Saying bikes don't belong on the road with motorized vehicles is somewhat accurate, but not necessarily realistic. So, anon@201, put your sneakers back on and calm down. Nobody's trashing you as a person.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 11:01 AM
    Anonymous, it's people like you who kill cyclists. Your childish ignorance shows and I'd be willing to bet you don't even look for them when you're driving. You should change your attitude before you do kill someone.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Bycycle's do not belong on the road with motorized vehicles
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