In what has become a sadly regular occurrence another bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident on Monday night.  The bicyclist died on the shoulder of the road in the 15300 block of Southwest 157th Avenue.  According to the Miami Herald the unidentified victim was heading home from work when he was struck by a car heading north.  His family became concerned that he did not arrive home and went looking for him.  They found the victim unconscious on the side of the road around 8:30 p.m. Very sad, our condolences to the family of the victim.

As can be seen from the below photograph, poor road design certainly contributed to this accident.  The road design encourages speeding and has no traffic calming devices to slow down speeding cars. Please observe that there isn’t a shoulder, bike lane or sidewalk. Another fine example of how roads should not be designed.

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10 Responses to Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run

  1. Steve M. says:

    This is in my neck of the woods. I can tell you the only thing bike-related in that area are a few bike racks in the new shopping center(further north in the map). This is why i was so happy to see bike lanes a few blocks from where i live. I even posted pics in the “Submit” section. I was on my bike on that street a while ago and the only thing that went through my mind was “well, this sure isnt safe! never again!”.

    This is an old road and this part of the county has grown tremendously over the past few years. Also, at night time this street is pitch black for long stretches at a time.

    Sad story indeed.

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  2. Prem says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the driver didn’t even realize he hit someone. Perhaps thought he ran over some piece of debris on the road and kept going.

    I’m amazed I no longer fear for my life while biking on the roads. And then as the cars pass me by and do this funny overcompensation when trying to go back to the middle of the road from the left (where they went to give me space) and end up all the way on the right, I wonder if maybe someone’ll overcompensate before they pass me.

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  3. Ellen says:

    My condolences to the family of this gentleman. What a tragedy that they had to discover his battered body after he was run down and left to die.

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  4. Rog in Miami Gardens says:

    My emotions are shifting from solemnity to outrage very rapidly. This is out of control!

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  5. kevin says:

    This really is getting out of control, they really need to start getting serious about security for bicyclists. It’s not safe!

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  6. The bicyclist was identified yesterday afternoon as 46-year old Yasmany Sosa Alfonso. No further details of the accident have been revealed.

    This is horrible; two in less than 7 days apart. And the Herald has yet to report on the death of the kid in North Miami.

    I would like to know if the victims’ bikes had lights and how were they riding. I don’t think the drivers are excusable as it doesn’t appear in either case that the victims were riding recklessly, but it would be good information to have.

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  7. Miami streets are not safe for anyone..interesting article below that captures the state perfectly…

    Florida: Fairly Fatal for Peds and Cyclists

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  8. Prem says:

    as they’re hit and runs, it’s hard for anyone to get information as to how the bicyclists were riding.
    the only witness fled the scene.

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  9. Ry says:

    the guy was 30 years old, not 46 like the Herald stated

    http://www.justnews.com/news/21599476/detail.html#

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