In what has become a sadly regular occurrence another bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident on Monday night. The bicyclist died on the shoulder of the road in the 15300 block of Southwest 157th Avenue. According to the Miami Herald the unidentified victim was heading home from work when he was struck by a car heading north. His family became concerned that he did not arrive home and went looking for him. They found the victim unconscious on the side of the road around 8:30 p.m. Very sad, our condolences to the family of the victim.
As can be seen from the below photograph, poor road design certainly contributed to this accident. The road design encourages speeding and has no traffic calming devices to slow down speeding cars. Please observe that there isn’t a shoulder, bike lane or sidewalk. Another fine example of how roads should not be designed.
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