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BICYCLE ACCIDENT ON PAPER MILL ROAD - Baltimore County

BICYCLE ACCIDENT ON PAPER MILL ROAD - Baltimore County

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — A bicyclist has died after colliding with the front of a car in Baltimore County earlier Tuesday.

The bicyclist was traveling on the NCR Trail when he went into the westbound lane of Paper Mill Road and collided with the front of the vehicle.

He was taken to Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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Perhaps, exactly as said.
Maybe the cyclist didn't look and just rode into the road off the NCR directly into the path of the car who couldn't react in time and paid with his life.

On the other hand, "collided with the front of the vehicle" is a strange way to say that.
Perhaps, he merged safely off the NCR onto the road and then was run over by an inattentive driver looking at their phone.

Guess we need to know a lot more, it is so very sad that someone else has been killed by car on their bicycle regardless of fault.  Praying it isn't any of our BBC friends.

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Not much detail yet. Like you, I'd like to know more of what happened.

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Not much detail yet. Like you, I'd like to know more of what happened.

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Here is an article that contains more information:

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/04/ … re-county/

As far as I can tell from various pictures I have seen ( https://www.wbaltv.com/article/bicyclis … h/36278366 ) and the story, the cyclist was not "riding on Paper Mill Road" as some people said but was in the cross walk connecting two segments of the North Central Trail.

This article quotes another cyclist:

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“It’s a tragedy. Shouldn’t have happened,” cyclist John Vaughan said.

Vaughan said he usually avoids riding near Paper Mill Road because the road is busy and there is limited shoulder space.

“Very dangerous to ride your bike along that road I would never do it,” he said.

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Crossing Paper Mill Road in a cross walk connecting two parts of the North Central trail is NOT riding on Paper Mill Road.

I am not that familiar with the North Central Trail but I thought that there were stop signs for the cyclists on the trail at every intersection.

Did this poor, very unlucky, cyclist just roll through a stop sign on the trail at the wrong time?  Distracted cycling? Bad visibility down Paper Mill Road? Car going way too fast?

We all make mistakes cycling and sometimes we make them at the wrong time....

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It is so painful to hear another of us who love this sport has been taken by an automobile.  Thank you Ed for getting more information.  You are the best at doing that.  Please all be safe and wary of those motor vehicles.   My heart grieves with Bruce Marshall's family and friends. 

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I grow weary of the narrative and language that is virtually ALWAYS used and this spokeswoman for the Baltimore Police is very careful to articulate.

From the very first story, continued in this interview, "the bicyclist collided with the front of the car."

You could say the bicyclist rode out from the trail into the road and the car collided with the cyclist.
You could say the NCR trail has a stop sign and it is unclear how and why the cyclist tried to cross the road with oncoming traffic.
You could say that the cyclist who was riding his bike across the road was struck by the vehicle.

But I grow weary of all these cyclists slamming into cars.  The car hit the cyclist.  He may have been in the wrong, but he did not collide with the front of the car.

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