Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Terrace man killed while cycling

Oh how awful:

A 23-year-old local man was struck and killed by a dump truck at the corner of Keith Ave. and Kenney St. at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Police said the truck was carrying rip rap to Kerr St. at the time of the accident.

A friend of mine was flagging that road at the time of the accident. She said she waived the fully-loaded Moxy truck through and watched in horror as a cyclist drove through the opposing flaggers signal. He got caught underneath a front tire and was ran over (probably twice - by the front and rear tire, according to my friend). She said it appeared the cyclist was wearing an ipod, which would possibly explain why the cyclist didn't hear my friend screaming at the top of her lungs for him to get off the road. The driver of the truck had virtually no way of knowing where the cyclist was, and in my opinion probably didn't even know the cyclist was near him until it was too late. My friend said the truck driver came over to her and gave her a hug when he found out what had happened.

The poor guy was only 23 years old.