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Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle

(ONN) – A bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday morning.

It happened in Delaware County, in central Ohio.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it happened on State Route 37 between the city of Delaware and Interstate 71.

Authorities say a vehicle struck a man riding his bicycle, throwing him from the bike.

He was pronounced dead on the scene by first responders.

The driver did remain at the scene of the crash.

The name of the man who died is not being released until his next of kin is notified.

The crash remains under investigation.

Authorities are reminding drivers and bicyclists to share the road.

In 2017, 783 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles.

Drivers need to remember to obey Ohio’s three-foot passing law, which mandates motorists maintain at least three feet of clearance when passing a bicycle traveling along the road in the same direction.

Never honk at bicyclists, as they may be startled and swerve off the road or into traffic.

Bikers should always wear a helmet and follow traffic laws, like stopping at red lights and stop signs.


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