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Cyclists in Greenville Are Promoting Road Safety After the Tragic Death of a Local Cyclist

November 20, 2020

According to an online news report from, a group of cyclists are promoting road safety following the tragic death of a fellow cyclist.*

The Greenville Police Department are continuing their search for a nit-and-run driver who tragically killed a cyclist and then fled the scene of the fatal accident.  The victim passed away after he was hit by a car on South Memorial Drive in Greenville, South Carolina.  As the Greenville Police Department continues their investigation, local cyclists have banned together to raise awareness to prevent more tragic bicycle accidents from happening again in the future.

This past Monday, cyclists setup a “Ghost Bike” along South Memorial Drive close by the scene of the fatal accident.  The “Ghost Bike” is completely white and has a sign that reads "A cyclist was killed here."

According to North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, over 950 cyclists and 3,100 pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles each year in North Carolina.  Although many pedestrians are fortunate and survived their injuries, a significant number of pedestrians die each year after they are injured in a pedestrian accident. 

According to cyclist and safety advocate Steven Hardy-Braz, driver awareness, cyclist awareness, and pedestrian awareness can make the roadways safer for pedestrians who are trying to arrive safely at home, work, church, or wherever they are trying to commute.  Safety advocates like Steven are trying to remind drivers and cyclists that cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motor vehicles.  Safety advocates also try to help cyclists learn how to make themselves more visible to motorists.

According to Ed Johnson with the North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, cyclists should try to avoid cycling at night due to poor visibility.  However, if cyclists want to bike at night, they should wear bright colors and wearing reflective gear to increase visibility.  Ed Johnson stated, “Be predictable. Drive and ride predictable. Respect each other’s space.” 

If you have any information about this hit-and-run accident, the Greenville police are asking you to contact their department.  All tips and tipsters may remain anonymous. 

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