Pioneering heart researcher killed while bicycling in Indian Hill

Pioneering heart researcher killed while bicycling in Indian Hill
Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 9:35 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2022 at 9:40 AM EDT
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INDIAN HILL, Ohio (WXIX/Cincinnati Enquirer) - A 71-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed in Indian Hill over the weekend, the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office reports.

Jeffrey Robbins, PhD., was a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, former executive co-director of the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute, and former director of the Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology.

Robbins was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash early Saturday on southbound Given Road at Beech Trail, according to Indian Hill Rangers and the coroner’s office.

The Rangers say it appears to have been an accident.

Robbins and a juvenile driving a vehicle were both traveling south on Given Road just before 8:30 a.m. when she tried to pass him and he turned east toward Beech Trail and into her vehicle, which struck him broadside, Rangers said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The juvenile driver stopped and stayed at the scene, according to the Rangers, who are still investigating.

No charges have been filed.

Rangers declined to release the juvenile’s age but they confirm she has a valid driver’s license.