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Cyclist killed in Chapel Hill collision identified

Posted October 6, 2014

— Authorities on Monday released the name of a cyclist who was killed last week in a collision in Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill police said the investigation into the death of Pamela Lane, 57, of Coggins Mine Court in Durham, is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

Police said Lane was riding her bicycle southbound on the eastern sidewalk of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. about 9:40 a.m. on Friday when she collided with a vehicle exiting the parking lot of a gas station at the Hillsborough Street intersection.


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  • katesimon Oct 7, 2014

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    previous articles said she was going against traffic - bicycles are supposed to go with traffic, so that may have been an issue

    either way, i dont think anyone wished her harm - or death

  • 678devilish Oct 7, 2014

    she collided with a vehicle exiting the parking

    Because of the statement above.

  • ianeyre Oct 7, 2014

    Pretty sure the bicycle had the right of way from the sounds of things. Why is the driver not being charged?

  • Steve Clark Oct 7, 2014
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    I wonder how fast she was going. She would probably have been safer riding on the road. Motorists don't expect fast moving traffic (relative to pedestrians) on sidewalks.

  • Ginger Lynn Oct 7, 2014
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    Yea where are all the commenters from last week complaining about bikes in the road and implying she deserved it?
    Condolences to the family.

  • andreanicole686 Oct 7, 2014

    Can't even ride a bike on a sidewalk?! Wow, people driving really need to pay attention more. So sad.

  • umop apisdn Oct 7, 2014

    Condolences to the friends and family of Ms. Lane.