HENRICO COUNTY, Va (WRIC) — Police in Henrico County have identified the bicyclist who died in a crash over the weekend. The impact occurred shortly earlier than 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 23, in the place of Nuckols
Road and Wyndham Park Drive.
Chris Lockett, a sales mechanic at Conte’s Bike Shop, spoke with 8News following the second crash regarding a bicycle last week. According to police, a GMC Acadia changed into visiting westbound on Nuckols Rd. When it struck a bicyclist heading southbound on Wyndham Park Dr., crossing over Nuckols Rd. The bicyclist, diagnosed as 41-year-antique Radha Natwarlal Joshi, died at the scene. Police tell 8News she changed into sporting a helmet.
“It’s very frightening because it’s far very preventable. You have to pay interest,” stated Lockett. Lockett says with hotter weather coming, humans may be using their bicycles outside extra often, and drivers must be conscious. “You must provide them with at least three feet of space,” he said. Lockett told 8News he had been hit inside the shoulder with an automobile’s mirror while using his bicycle.
“It’s unnerving. It’s a touch bit frightening,” he explained.
Lockett shared some guidelines for drivers and bicyclists to keep in mind even as they share the street.
“Slow down, don’t tailgate, and just flow away. Tackett said people driving their bikes must take measures to be great to drivers.
They weigh lots less than an automobile does,” he explained.” Be visible, make sure they can see you,” Lockett informed 8News. “Strobe lighting fixtures within the back, strobe lighting inside the front, at night time have multiple or greater lighting fixtures than every day.”
It is unclear if any of those elements played a function in the lethal crash. Neither speed nor alcohol factored into the crash, in step with police.
The motive force of the GMC turned into not injured, and the crash remains beneath research.
Bike safety guidelines from Sports Backers
– As the temperatures heat up between April and October, bicycling, walking, and walking hobbies will increase. Though drivers ought to continually be on the lookout for humans walking and cycling, they need to be vigilant throughout hotter months.
– By kingdom regulation, drivers should skip someone biking at least 3 feet between the bicycle owner and the driving force.
– Avoid being a distracted motive force – do not text or use different cellphone apps while driving.
– Follow published pace limits. The probability of a pedestrian or bicyclist fatality because of a crash increases with the car’s pace.
– When exiting a parked car, use the “Dutch Reach” to avoid hitting a person cycling – open the door using your hand furthest from the door. This causes the frame to rotate closer to the door, permitting the driver to appear over their shoulder to see if a person cycling is coming near.
– Our RVA Bikeways Guide is available online to help each human being biking and driving understand numerous bicycling infrastructures and how to navigate accurately with them
– Share the Road courses also are to be had online.