Rochester Bicyclist Killed in Collision with City Bus
A woman riding a bicycle in Rochester, New York died after being struck and run over by a city bus.
The crash occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on January 30, 2014. Capt. John Corbelli of the Rochester Police said the female cyclist was declared dead at the scene. Police have not released her name or age.
Corbelli stated that the Rochester Transit Service bus and the cyclist were both northbound on Clinton Avenue when the cyclist swerved into the bus’s path. The driver veered into the southbound lane in an attempt to avoid her, but nevertheless struck and ran over the cyclist. None of the four passengers on the bus was injured.
Corbelli said that all four passengers were interviewed concerning the events they witnessed. The transportation authority released a statement expressing sadness at the accident and pledging to cooperate fully with police.
Always be alert and careful when riding bicycles on city streets or when driving near riders. Never cycle at night without working front and rear lights. It is unclear at this point whether the victim was wearing a helmet, or whether a helmet could have saved her, but this simple precaution dramatically increases your chances of surviving most accidents.
If you are injured or if a loved one is killed or injured in a traffic accident, consult with a personal injury attorney right away.