Here’s the latest from KSPR:
Police say the semi truck was stopped at a red light on Glenstone.
The light turned green and the driver hit the gas.
A bicyclist heading east on Cherry rode in front of the truck.
The truck didn’t have time to stop, and the biker was killed.
Police confirm that the bike rider did run a red light.
Bicyclists are drivers and should obey traffic laws just like the driver of any other vehicle. When we fail to follow the rules, the system of traffic breaks down, and people die.
I’m not blaming the victim. We do a poor job in this country of educating bicyclists and enforcing the rules. Further, the behavior of bicyclists who should know better — those who self-righteously ignore traffic controls — sets a bad example for others.
UPDATE: More details from KSPR.