Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cyclist run down and killed near Key Biscayne

A bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Sunday on the Bear Cut Bridge leading to Key Biscayne. Several riders in the area at the time commented at that a silver VW Jetta sped past them just before striking the cyclist, described as a middle-aged man. You can see the car at the Key Biscayne Times. There's a dramatic photo at CBS4. At the Herald site, go to the comments for an eyewitness account from a member of the Colada riding club.

Part of the story is the time it took for a rescue squad to arrive. Though the rider was hit just a couple of miles from the Key Biscayne station, one of the riders, Carlos Fernandez, wrote that it was a county squad from the mainland that arrived 22 minutes after the 911 call.

Lee Marks, right, a bicyclist and lawyer who sits on the county's Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee, said he'll be asking tough questions at a County Commission meeting on Thursday.

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