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Cyclist killed in Fayetteville collision

Posted April 18, 2013

— A bicyclist was killed Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fayetteville, police said.

The cyclist, whose name hasn't been released, failed to yield to oncoming traffic at the intersection of Rosehill Road and Osceola Drive and was hit by a 1999 Ford Taurus traveling north on Rosehill Road shortly before 1 p.m., police said.

Police closed Rosehill Road between Ramsey and Courtney streets until about 3 p.m.

The collision remains under investigation.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 24, 8:41 a.m.

    @kermit, should the police start enforcing the law that bicycles are not allowed to ride on the sidewalk?...even though this is often because they are too scared to ride on the road with all the rude, ignorant & impatient car drivers?

    And, it may be helpful to google "cyclist ticketed by police" and you'll see that they do, indeed, get ticketed.

  • Peaches Douglas Apr 19, 2:10 p.m.

    Very unfortunate situation. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP Carlos M.

  • Lightfoot3 Apr 19, 1:17 p.m.

    It was .... CAR .... poisoning ....

  • kermit60 Apr 19, 11:06 a.m.

    The bicycle laws are actually simple. They are almost identicle to motor vehicle laws. Unfortunatly in most accidents, bicycle or car someone chooses to ignore one. Part of the problem is that PD fails in stopping and ticketing the bicyclists who break the law like they do cars.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 19, 9:02 a.m.

    Does anyone know a single other driver who obeys all laws 100% of the time? In fact, most of us break them much of the time that we are driving...whether we know it or not.

    While everyone should obey laws, we probably need to be careful about pointing out others who do not. Glass houses, stones, and all that. (e.g. cussing at people squatting in the left lane who won’t move over for us to break the speed limit)

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 19, 8:43 a.m.

    culpd said, ‘When you know what it is like to be the "little guy" on the road, you are more likely to pay attention to other "little guys" on the road.’

    So true. Unfortunately, the drivers who are the biggest danger to cyclists are those who ARE paying attention, but they just don’t care about anyone except themselves. They don’t want to wait 30 seconds for a stoplight, 15 seconds for a school bus or garbage truck, 7 seconds for an ambulance/firetruck or 5 seconds for another driver or cyclist.

  • mortgageowner Apr 18, 7:55 p.m.

    Drivers should be required to pass a cycling test and a motorcycle test in order to obtain a license to drive a car. When you know what it is like to be the "little guy" on the road, you are more likely to pay attention to other "little guys" on the road.

  • dirkdiggler Apr 18, 4:51 p.m.

    Curious if this was 'a person on a bike' or a full fledged commuter/sport enthusiast cyclist. While I agree that some brightly colored jersey wearing cyclists could do better at following the law, most of them at least are aware of the laws, whereas the casual rider decked out in jeans, tshirt, no helmet typically has no clue what the laws of the road are concerning road usage on a bicycle.

    Regardless, this person should have stopped and yielded to oncoming traffic. Doesn't take being a cycling enthusiast to know that #1 rule of the road. :(

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 18, 4:50 p.m.

    This is the downside to anyone breaking safety laws...speeding, not yielding, aggressive driving, tailgating, etc. Unfortunately with a bike, there's just not much room for error.

  • veyor Apr 18, 4:15 p.m.

    I am very sorry for the tremendous pain this tradgedy will cause. That said, the same thing will be repeated next month. Cyclists should be ticketed for riding on major thoroughfares.

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