Authorities Say Cycling Advocate Killed

A cyclist who was an advocate for bicycling for recreation and as alternative transportation was killed after colliding with a vehicle Saturday.

WRAL-TV reported that Apex Police Capt. Ann Stephens said a preliminary investigation showed cyclist Bruce W. Rosar had made a left turn and crossed into the path of the vehicle.

Rosar, from Cary, had been director of the North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance. The collision took place at an intersection just after noon.

Stephens said the vehicle involved in the collision stopped at the scene. Rosar was taken to WakeMed

Rosar was also a past president of the NC Bicycle Club, according to his Web site.

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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 13, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    Bicycles cause a lot of problems on the streets and highways. Only tradition and a loud, overbearing, vocal minority keep them out there.
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Jul 12, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    Anonymous, it is actually against traffic laws for a cyclist to ride on sidewalks. Cyclists, like car drivers and motorcycle riders, are supposed to follow the same trafic laws. My heart goes out to his family and the other driver. However, I fail to see how "bike lanes away from the cars and trucks" would have helped in this case. He was making a left-hand turn and apparently mis-timed or didn't see the other vehicle. I guess the main lesson at this time is that even the most careful riders and drivers can have tragic accidents.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:58 PM
    ummm why not use the side walks? cyclists who ride in the road with traffic when there is a perfectly safe side walk to the right of them are not using the best of judgement. You are NOT a car...
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:13 PM
    I don't think I want to follow him. A crash helmet didn't help. I opt for the two thousand pounds of car.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jul 11, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    Such a tragedy. Now build bike lanes away from the cars and trucks.
  • by Ozone Location: Belhaven on Jul 11, 2009 at 03:05 PM
    The cycle of life and death will go on. RIP

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