The Virginian Pilot and WTKR Channel 3 are reporting that a cyclist was hit in Va Beach on Sunday, Oct 16:
Virginian Pilot report on cyclist pinned under SUV
WTKR New Channel 3 report
Initial reports indicate that the cyclist was traveling against traffic, with no lights or reflective gear and was not wearing a helmet.
Update (added VBPD press release):
BICYCLIST CRITICALLY INJURED
AFTER STRUCK BY VEHICLE
On Sunday, October 16, 2011 at approximately 8:25 p.m., Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel were called to the scene of an accident involving a bicyclist in the 5600 block of Wesleyan Drive.
Upon arrival, Police located a bicyclist pinned under a 2007 Chevrolet after being struck. Fatal Crash Team Investigators learned the Chevrolet was traveling south in the 5600 block of Wesleyan Drive. The driver was attempting to make a right turn onto the 900 block of Baker Road. The bicyclist was traveling east on Baker Road in the westbound lanes. The driver stopped at the intersection and then proceeded to turn striking the bicyclist.
The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The bicyclist has been identified as Arrielle Santiful, 20, of Virginia Beach. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
The bicyclist did not have a light, was not wearing a helmet or any reflective gear. Alcohol and speed were not a factor in the crash. There are no charges at this time.
This case remains under investigation by the Department’s Fatal Accident Crash Team with Master Police Officer Thomas Kellogg as the lead investigator.
MPO Grazia Moyers
Public Information Officer