DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — According to police, a 29-year-old woman on a bicycle died at the hospital after being hit by a tractor trailer at the intersection of Cameron and Paxton Street.
This is the fourth time a bicyclist has died in Harrisburg this year.
“Honestly, it is just disheartening, it is frustrating we keep seeing deaths. The city has said one life is too many, well we are seeing too many” says Brandon Bosom, a volunteer for Recycle Bicycle.
Last year in Pennsylvania there were 766 injuries related to driver/bicycle accidents. Twenty-four of those accidents resulted in a death.
Without any bike lanes or signs, bicyclists do not feel there is enough protection while riding on the streets.
“You’re right not to feel safe riding bikes around this city. Unfortunately, a lot of the people who get killed don’t have a choice. They can’t afford a car, they have a disability, they may be unlicensed for various other reasons,” says Bosom.
In memory of every bicyclist who has died in a crash, a white bike is placed at the scene to remind fellow bike riders and drivers to be safe.