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#1 2008-09-28 22:58:42

tomwald
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Bicyclist dies from collision at Craigwood Drive and FM 969

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/n … undup.html

Cyclist dies in late-night accident
COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS
Monday, September 29, 2008

Austin

Cyclist struck, killed in accident

A bicyclist was struck by a car near the intersection of Craigwood Drive and FM 969 about 4 a.m. Sunday and died en route to the hospital, according to the Austin Police Department.

The intersection is just east of U.S. 183 in East Austin. A police official would not release the name of the male victim.

The car's driver stopped at the scene. The police official said it is unclear if the driver will be charged.

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#2 2008-09-28 23:03:40

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Re: Bicyclist dies from collision at Craigwood Drive and FM 969

Also here:
http://www.news8austin.com/content/your … rID=220805

Bicyclist dies in Austin's [43rd] traffic fatality this year
9/28/2008 3:09 PM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

A bicyclist died Sunday morning after a wreck in East Austin.

A 50-year-old man was riding his bicycle north on Craigwood Drive around 5:20 a.m. Sunday, when he was hit at an intersection by a car going west on FM 969.

Officers at the scene said they think the bicyclist may have run a red light, but they know for sure the man was not wearing a helmet and had no lights on his bike.

"At this time there's nothing to indicate that the driver of the Acura was doing anything wrong, on his way to work," Sgt. Richard Stresing said. "We don't believe there's any—there's no signs of intoxication. At this time there's no sign to indicate speeding or anything else. We just think it's an unfortunate accident involving a bicycle."

The driver of the car stopped and called 911, but the bicyclist was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

The wreck is still under investigation. It marks the [43rd] traffic fatality in Austin this year.

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#3 2008-09-29 13:24:47

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Re: Bicyclist dies from collision at Craigwood Drive and FM 969

Dead bicyclist identified:
http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ … n_cra.html

Bicyclist struck by car on Craigwood Drive ID'd

By Joshunda Sanders | Monday, September 29, 2008, 11:13 AM

A 32-year-old bicyclist who died Sunday after he was struck by a car near the intersection of Craigwood Drive and FM 969 in East Austin was identified by police Monday as Christopher Davis, police said.

The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday, and the car's driver stopped at the scene. Police said it is unclear if the driver will be charged.

The incident is Austin's 43rd fatal traffic accident in 2008.

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