A Cyclist Was Struck and Killed in Arlington This Afternoon

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If it's not already there, add Pioneer Parkway in Arlington to the list of places it's probably wiser not to ride your bike. As you can see above, the two lanes are broad and straight, perfect for cars to pick up speed, with only a narrow shoulder that disappears to basically nothing at intersections and bridges.

It was there, Arlington Police say, that a woman in her 40s or 50s was riding this afternoon when she weaved into the road and was struck by a pickup in the 5900 block of Pioneer Parkway. According to the department, she was taken to Medical Center of Arlington, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup stopped to help. There was no indication he was impaired.

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garlandsucks
garlandsucks

we can legislate away all death, more laws, more criminals more money raked in for the prison industrial complex

BobLowlaw
BobLowlaw

So who says she weaved into the road, the driver?  No "indication" he was impaired?  A person died, was there any investigation at all?  Did they even check his cell phone to see if he was texting?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@BobLowlaw pretty sure the cops said she weaved which was probably gleaned from the investigation and interviewing of witnesses.  Maybe the biker was drunk or was texting and biking

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