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Bicyclist dies after being hit by vehicles in West Chester Township

Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 6:30 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2021 at 9:36 AM EDT
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WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A female bicyclist died after being hit by a vehicle early Friday in West Chester, according to a township spokeswoman.

It happened a little before 5:30 a.m. near the railroad tracks on Muhlhauser Road, said the spokeswoman, Barb Wilson.

First responders arrived at the scene to find the West Chester Township woman had already died, Wilson said.

The woman, who is in her 50′s, was hit by two vehicles, according to Wilson.

The drivers of the vehicles stayed at the scene to cooperate with police, Wilson said.

No other details were immediately available.

Steve Magas, an attorney for bicyclists, says it’s important for drivers to remember that everyone shares the streets and has the same rights to different lanes.

“Should you be riding there? You’re allowed to ride there,” said Magas. “It’s an area wherein that particular part of town if you want to drive your bike to go wherever you have to use that road because there is no facility. In Ohio, the sidewalks, in general, are not a good place to ride.”

All things considered, Magas said bicyclists being hit by vehicles is rare.

He said about 15 to 20 bicyclists are hit by a vehicle a year in Ohio on average.

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