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As an avid cyclist, I just HATE stories like the one below as reported on the WETM-TV website. Here, the rider was doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing– riding on the side of the road and wearing his helmet– yet the driver claims to have not seen the bicyclist. And this bike/car accident occurred in broad daylight!

With the outrageous price of gas, more and more bicyclists are on the road which means it is more important than ever that ALL drivers start to be more vigilant about watching out for bicyclists (and motorcycles too).

Thanks for reading,

Jim Reed,
NY & PA Accident Lawyer

Fatal Bicycle vs. Car Accident in Tioga County Pennsylvania

TIOGA TOWNSHIP- A Tioga County, Pennsylvania man is dead after authorities say he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

Pennsylvania State Police based in Mansfield say forty four-year-old Thomas Kaufmann of Tioga was riding his bike north along State Route 287 in Tioga Township Tuesday night at about 6-45. That’s when State Police say sixty seven-year-old Annamae Patterson, also of Tioga, tried to make a left-hand turn while heading south on the same road. She says she didn’t see Kaufmann, and struck him with her Volkswagen Beetle. He was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from his bike. Kaufmann was wearing a helmet.

The accident is still under investigation.