Bicyclist Killed in East Side Wreck

A bicyclist has died after he was run over by two vehicles on an east side street overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The man was riding his bike near W.W. White Rd. and Rigsby when a pickup truck came along and knocked him off his bicycle. Another vehicle then ran over the victim, who was lying on the pavement.

Police say the victim, identified as Luis Valenzuela, 43, was pronounced dead at the hosptial.

The incident is certain to add more emphasis to the arguments of groups supporting bicycle riders that 'bike lanes' aren't enough to guarantee the safety of people who are riding bikes legally along city streets. They are calling for 'designated bike lanes,' separated from the vehicular traffic by a curb, to protect cyclists.

Both of the drivers stopped and called 9-1-1, and neither is expected to be charged.

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