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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
A man told Annapolis police he was riding his bicycle on Sunday on Calvert Street near Rowe Boulevard when four or five men approached him and one knocked him off his bicycle. The bicyclist told police that around 2:30 a.m. an assailant in a group of several men struck him the face, knocking him off his bicycle. The victim ran away, leaving his bicycle and phone, police said. When he returned, both his red Jeep Comanche mountain bicycle and his cell phone, a black Verizon slider-type cell phone, were gone, police said.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
More than 1,000 people rode bicycles 150 miles - in the rain, for part of the way - this weekend to raise $2.6 million for cancer research at Johns Hopkins. The funds from the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer in Washington, D.C. on Saturday will support the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Organizers said the money raised will allow researchers to personalize cancer treatment and screening methods for each patient.
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NEWS
March 16, 2011
On behalf of my colleagues, I send best wishes for a speedy recovery to 20-year-old Nathan Krasnopoler, the bicyclist who is recovering from a coma after being hit by a motorist on February 26th. Mr. Krasnopoler was safely riding his bike in a marked bike lane on University Parkway in Baltimore when he was hit by a motorist who failed to yield. Mr. Krasnopoler's injury is disturbing, but it is made even more disturbing because there will be no reckoning. That is to say, the driver who hit Mr. Krasnopoler will face no criminal charges despite the apparent violation of the law. Just last year, the legislature passed and the governor signed the "three foot rule" with the specific intent of preventing this type of accident.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2014
An 11-year-old boy in Laurel was thrown from his bicycle Saturday when he was hit from behind by a minivan whose driver then fled the scene, Anne Arundel County police said. The boy was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Pediatrics Emergency Department with non-life-threatening injures, and is listed as stable. He was riding his bike with his father, going with the flow of westbound traffic, in the 3500 block Whiskey Bottom Road when he was hit, at about 6:30 p.m., police said. The westbound side of that block does not have a sidewalk.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
A 57-year-old bicyclist was killed in Severna Park on Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a dump truck, Anne Arundel County authorities said. Police identified the bicyclist as Thomas Patrick Heslin Jr., of Severna Park. Police said Heslin was traveling west on Berrywood Drive at 3 p.m. when he did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. Heslin then did not yield the right of way to a dump truck traveling north on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, police said.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
A 21-year-old Glen Burnie man who rode his bicycle through a red light into busy Crain Highway traffic Friday night was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Saturday. Anne Arundel County police said Robert James Scherer rode a bicycle through a red light and into Crain Highway at about 10 p.m. Friday. He entered the intersection with Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Route 648, and was hit by a northbound 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Ruth Henrietta Mims, 79, of Linthicum.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A motorist was killed and a bicyclist was seriously injured in separate Baltimore County incidents, police said. Police did not give the time of the accidents but reported both early Sunday. The fatal crash involved a single vehicle leaving the road at Bellona Avenue and Charles Street in Towson, police said. The driver, later identified as John Kelly, of the 400 block of Venable Ave. in Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene. The bicyclist was struck by another motorist at the corner of Back River Neck Road and Poles Road in Essex, police said.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON | May 6, 2006
A bicyclist died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Elkridge on Thursday, police said. David Allen Overmiller, 58, of Jessup was riding south on U.S. 1 near Troy Hills Drive about 9:40 p.m., when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the same direction, police said. Overmiller was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died yesterday morning. Police had no description of the hit-and-run vehicle yesterday. They are asking anyone with information to contact 410-313-3700.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2011
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle in Millersville, while a police officer was injured in a separate car accident Friday night, Anne Arundel County police said. Matthew Jeffrey Young, 40, who police said did not have a fixed address, was pronounced dead at University of Maryland Hospital. Young was riding his mountain bike north on Veterans Highway, just north of West Benfield Road, when he was struck from behind by a 2000 Buick LeSabre driven by Larry Jay Vespermann of Dunkirk at around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2011
Anne Arundel County police are seeking information about a hit and run driver who struck a male bicyclist about 7:47 p.m. Tuesday near Sandy Point Park on East College Parkway and then left the accident. Police have identified the bicyclist as Steven Seigel, 59, of the 500 block of Fawn Walk in Annapolis. They say he was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of his injuries. He is still hospitalized in critical condition, Shock Trauma spokeswoman Cindy Rivers said Friday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
A 74-year-old man has been charged in a hit and run crash in Stevenson that left two bicyclists severely injured, Baltimore County police said. Police said Rufet Israfilbekov was driving a Toyota Corolla east in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road Friday morning, when he struck two bicyclists. Police said Israfilbekov veered into the westbound lanes, hitting the two men head on, before fleeing the scene. Both bicyclists Richard Frychel, 35, of Rodgers Forge, and Anthony Van Lierop, 40, of Stoneleigh, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Two bicyclists suffered serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash in Stevenson early Friday morning, Baltimore County police said. About 6:30 a.m., police said a Toyota Corolla headed east in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road struck two bicyclists who were headed west. Police said the car struck the bicyclists head on and the driver left the scene. Both bicyclists suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and are identified as Richard Frychel, 35, of the 400 block of Dumbarton Road in Rodgers Forge and Anthony Van Lierop, 40, of the 600 block of Overbrook Road in Stoneleigh.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A motorist was killed and a bicyclist was seriously injured in separate Baltimore County incidents, police said. Police did not give the time of the accidents but reported both early Sunday. The fatal crash involved a single vehicle leaving the road at Bellona Avenue and Charles Street in Towson, police said. The driver, later identified as John Kelly, of the 400 block of Venable Ave. in Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene. The bicyclist was struck by another motorist at the corner of Back River Neck Road and Poles Road in Essex, police said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
A cyclist heading to meet friends Saturday evening said he was attacked by a group of people north of downtown Baltimore, an incident he said he caught on video. Michael Bowman said he was surrounded by the group as he crossed an intersection on Guilford Avenue in Station North. The attack, he said, was "was totally without warning. " "Its a long hill, and by the time you get to the top, you're tired and moving slowly," Bowman said. "Easy prey. " Bowman posted the video, taken on a helmet-mounted camera, to YouTube, leading cyclists around the city to recount on social media similar experiences they had in the area.
NEWS
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2014
A car crash involving three vehicles late Saturday in Edgewater injured several people, Anne Arundel County police said. The crash occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday at Solomon's Island Road and Virgina Avenue, police said. Police did not disclose the exact number of people injured but said their injuries were not life threatening. Some of those injured were taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The police officers are currently investigating what caused the crash.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
Three bicyclists were injured in two separate crashes in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, police said. At 5:09 p.m. two bicyclists were injured on Central Avenue near the Patuxent River Bridge in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel police said. The first bicyclist, a 62-year-old woman from Arlington, Va., was struck by a light-colored SUV that did not stop and continued toward Prince George's County. She was listed in critical but stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
A cyclist heading to meet friends Saturday evening said he was attacked by a group of people north of downtown Baltimore, an incident he said he caught on video. Michael Bowman said he was surrounded by the group as he crossed an intersection on Guilford Avenue in Station North. The attack, he said, was "was totally without warning. " "Its a long hill, and by the time you get to the top, you're tired and moving slowly," Bowman said. "Easy prey. " Bowman posted the video, taken on a helmet-mounted camera, to YouTube, leading cyclists around the city to recount on social media similar experiences they had in the area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andrew Zaleski and For b | January 22, 2014
For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed drivers giving cyclists in the city more room on the road. It's a year Baltimore's cycling community easily, but regrettably, recalls. In August 2011, 20-year-old Nathan Krasnopoler, the Johns Hopkins University student who suffered brain injuries after colliding with a car that had turned into his lane, died nearly seven months after losing consciousness permanently in February.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
A 57-year-old bicyclist was killed in Severna Park on Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a dump truck, Anne Arundel County authorities said. Police identified the bicyclist as Thomas Patrick Heslin Jr., of Severna Park. Police said Heslin was traveling west on Berrywood Drive at 3 p.m. when he did not stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. Heslin then did not yield the right of way to a dump truck traveling north on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, police said.
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