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Bicyclist Killed in KCK Collision

A bicyclist was killed in Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Information on the collision is still sketchy at this point, but here’s what’s been released so far.

According to KCTV5:

Police said a bicyclist who struck a moving car later died from his injuries.

The crash happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 12th Street and Ruby Avenue.

Police said their preliminary investigation shows the male bicyclist in his 30s was traveling northbound on South Valley Street and, when entering the intersection onto Ruby Avenue, struck a car traveling westbound.

The bicyclist was taken to the hospital, where he died. Police are waiting to release his identity until all family has been notified.

The driver of the car stayed on the scene and the police department’s traffic support unit is investigating.

Here’s a Streetview of the intersection, first from South Valley Street, looking northbound towards the intersection with Ruby Avenue [Streetview]:

South Valley and Ruby Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

And this is the view from Ruby Avenue, looking west, with the intersection with South Valley Street on the left [Streetview]:

South Valley and Ruby Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

This is the second bicyclist killed in Kansas in 2013. Gail Kline was killed near Salina on May 31st.

I’ll follow up with additional information as it’s released by KCK police…

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6 responses to “Bicyclist Killed in KCK Collision”

  1. Sarah says:

    You should be showing the street view from the top of valley street looking northbound. Show what a steep incline it is. Likely the biker got going too fast and couldn’t stop at the sign. I live at the top of S Valley street. We ride it often. Bicyclists-control your speed!

  2. Sarah says:

    So sorry to hear another rider was killed. But at least this driver took responsibility for his (or her) actions.

  3. Randy Rasa says:

    Sarah, I wondered about that; with the steep downhill, plus the high ground on the corner yards blocking sight lines, it looks like an intersection where it’s easy to make a mistake.

  4. Paul Johnson says:

    Not maintaining your brakes must be a Kansas thing? Accidents as a result of failure to brake effectively are pretty rare on the part of cyclists in Portland, which is almost infinitely steeper than KCK and just drizzly enough to keep the rims and pads wet from the Friday before Labor Day to July 5, every year.

    I am a little disturbed by the implied blame of the motorist in this situation, since at least preliminarily it’s sounding a lot like the cyclist hit the car, and not the other way around. This could be the first no-citation fatal collision I’ve seen in a few years that really ought to be no-citation.

  5. Clif Hostetler says:

    Has the identity of the cyclist been released?

  6. Randy Rasa says:

    The cyclist was identified as Jeremiah A. Conlin, age 33, of Kansas City, Kansas: . Police are continuing their investigation.