Virginia Beach has a long history of accidents involving cars and bicyclists. Tragically a cyclist has died in an accident this morning.
Police said a 65-year-old man from Canada was struck and killed by a vehicle in Virginia Beach while he was cycling with his wife.
WAVY.com reported MPO James Cason with the Virginia Beach Police Department said the crash took place around 10:45 a.m. at 83rd Street and Atlantic Avenue near Shore Drive.
Police told the TV station, speed and alcohol were not factors in the deadly crash. The cyclist was later identified as 65-year-old Piere Forget of Quebec. He was cycling with his wife in the bike path.
“According to police, Forget and his wife were in the bike path headed westbound on Shore Drive when he veered into the left lane of traffic and was hit by a vehicle,” WAVY reported.
Forget had been visiting the area from Canada. My thoughts are with the family he leaves behind. Cyclists are very vulnerable on the fast-moving highways of Virginia Beach. Car drivers often fail to give them the space on the roads that they need when passing them which can mean they have no time to react to avoid a cyclist if something goes wrong.
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