On Sunday morning, April 19, a Ford Explorer hit a male bicyclist traveling to the right of the lane. The bicycle accident occurred at a quarter to six in the morning near the intersection of Shore Drive and Starfish Lane in Virginia Beach, VA. The SUV was traveling east along Shore Drive when the bike was struck. The cyclist was also traveling eastbound and was struck from behind by the car when the Ford veered to the right of the lane.
The cyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital in Virginia Beach, where he was pronounced dead a few hours after arrival, at around 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Virginia Beach Police have not charged the driver of the SUV, and they have told reporters at WTKR News Channel 3 that they do not think at this time and alcohol or speeding was a factor in the fatal bike accident. However, the cyclist accident is still under investigation, according to a police spokesperson.
The identity of the biker was 54-year-old Daniel Wayne Hersh of Virginia Beach. The female driver of the SUV has not been identified. It is not known whether or not the cyclist was wearing a helmet when he was struck by the SUV or what injuries he sustained during the deadly bike crash. It is also not clear why the driver of the Ford Explorer swerved to the right of her lane in the moments before the crash took place.
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