Bruce Rosar, a North Carolina NC resident and active cycling safety advocate was killed early Saturday when his bicycle collided with an oncoming vehicle. Bruce Rosar was traveling on South Salem Street and Apex Peakway in Apex, North Carolina NC when his bicycle collided with a vehicle in the street.
The sudden loss of safety advocate Bruce Rosar shocked and saddened both residents of Apex as well as the cycling community of North Carolina NC as a whole. Bruce Rosar was a founder of the NC Coalition for Bicycle Driving, a director of the North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance, and the education officer for the NC Bicycle Club. Several members of the cycling community of North Carolina NC as well as friends and family of Bruce Rosar have come forward to create a cycling memorial in Rosar’s honor where the car accident occurred.
According to the Apex, North Carolina NC police department the car accident occurred before noon on Saturday July, 13th 2009. The initial police investigations shows that Bruce Rosar was making a left turn at the intersection of South Salem Street and Apex Peakway in Apex when his bicycle crossed in front of a motorist. The motorist struck Bruce Rosar, resulting in his untimely death.
The Apex, North Carolina NC police department took a statement from the motorist on the scene and will be completing their final investigation in to the car accident in the coming weeks. However, all preliminary reports in Apex indicate the car accident was a case of unfortunate miscalculation on behalf of both Bruce Rosar and the motorist, whose name has not been released to the public.
The loss of Bruce Rosar is being felt by cycling communities and safety advocates worldwide. Within hours of release of the car accident details by the Apex, North Carolina NC community a large outreach of support was being felt both online and off. Several cycling communities throughout North Carolina, NC as well as through out the U.S. are already working to immortalize the life of Bruce Rosar and further spread the knowledge of cycling safety.
According to BicycleSafe.com their are several key things cyclists can do to avoid fatal collisions like these. First, equip your bicycle with all the necessary equipment such as a headlight, a loud horn, and a helmet. These items will go a long way in helping other motorists to notice you on the road. Second, bicyclists are advised to stay on the roadways and off of sidewalks and pathways. Several car accidents have been caused by cyclists entering from a sidewalk to a roadway. Finally, cyclists are advised to simply slow down.
Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), with an office also in Elizabeth City, in Northeast North Carolina (NC), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our Carolina injur law website is: http://carolina.hsinjurylaw.com, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a YouTube injury law video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.