Police Caution Bicyclists, Motorists To Share Road After Crash

Police Caution Bicyclists, Motorists To Share Road After Crash

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- And as the weather gets nicer, more and more people spending time outside, that includes cyclists on the roads. Tonight, Baltimore County Police, they want to remind drivers and cyclists you have to be careful. And this comes after a deadly accident near the NCR Trail.

WJZ is live tonight. Stetson Miller with the details on what happened here. Stetson?

STETSON MILLER: Hey, Rick. Yeah, it's a really unfortunate tragedy that happened on this popular trail. Other cyclists that we spoke to say they generally avoid going near this road, Paper Mill Road, because it can be dangerous.

A tragic death on the NCR Trail Tuesday afternoon. Baltimore County Police say 77-year-old Bruce Marshall was riding his bike near the entrance of Gunpowder Falls State Park and Paper Mill Road when he collided with a car.

DANIELLE MOORE: Bruce Marshall was then transported to an area hospital, where he was then pronounced deceased.

STETSON MILLER: Police say it's not clear who was at fault. The county's crash team is still investigating. The driver of the car, a 2016 Dodge Dart, remained on the scene. So far, no charges have been filed.

JOHN VAUGHAN: It's a tragedy. It shouldn't happen.

STETSON MILLER: Other cyclists, like John Vaughan, say they generally avoid riding near Paper Mill Road.

JOHN VAUGHAN: Very dangerous to ride your bike along that road. I would never do it.

JAUNITA ASHABY-BEY: I've been riding this trail for about 15 or 20 years and I have never heard of an accident on that road. No.

STETSON MILLER: Juanita Ashaby-Bey says she always tries to be cautious when approaching any of the roads that intersect with the trail.

JAUNITA ASHABY-BEY: You got to be really careful with coming up to the road and just making sure that you're slowing down, watching for traffic.

STETSON MILLER: Police say the crash is a reminder that bicyclists and other drivers need to be careful around each other.

DANIELLE MOORE: Make sure you share the road. There are bicycle lanes. And if you do see a bicyclist, be cognizant of them in your blind spot.

STETSON MILLER: And we will keep you updated if we learn anything more about this crash and let you know if any charges are filed in this accident. We're live in Phoenix, Stetson Miller for WJZ.