Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Ohio State Bus

Officials are investigating a fatal bicycle accident occurring near the Ohio State University (OSU) campus in Columbus.

A 65-year-old man was riding his bicycle south on Summit Street when a bus began passing him on his left. While being passed, the man lost control of his bike and fell behind the rear wheels of the Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) vehicle. The man received emergency medical attention for his severe injuries but died later that day at the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

The bus driver, 21, explained that he was trailing the cyclist, but believed the man was inviting the bus to pass him when he moved his bicycle farther to the right. The fatal bus-bicycle collision occurred near the intersection of Summit and Chittenden Avenue.

Columbus police and Transportation and Traffic Management are investigating the accident. It will take approximately four more weeks for the full coroner's report to be released.

This horrible accident illustrates the dangers of urban cycling. Riders and drivers must share the road and one mistake can have fatal consequences.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Cincinnati area bicycle accident, an experienced Ohio auto accident attorney can help you explore your options.

Source: The Lantern, "Bicyclist Dies after Ohio State CABS Accident," Shahed Al-asadi, July 24, 2013

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