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East Cobb Cyclist Killed by Car

Bryan Morgan was riding in Sandy Springs when he was hit.

An East Cobb cyclist was hit by a car and killed this morning in Sandy Springs.

Bryan Morgan, 52, in northern Sandy Springs when he was struck from behind, Sandy Springs Patch reported, citing Sandy Springs police spokesman Lt. Steve Rose.

Both WABE and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Morgan was the victim and that police have not determined whether to file charges in his death. Officers are investigating who failed to yield to whom.

The AJC said the car was a Toyota Camry. WABE said Morgan was riding with another cyclist.

The accident came just three days after a that requires drivers to keep their vehicles at least three feet from cyclists when passing them.

On Saturday, East Cobb cyclists took to Roswell Road and other major thoroughfares to mark the new law, with many of them recalling close encounters with vehicles. 

Susan Thompson July 05, 2011 at 03:51 AM
This is tragic, but I see many bicyclists who don't obey the traffic laws: drive thru red lights, weave in and out of lanes, seem to dare cars to hit them by not giving them a wide berth. If I valued my life, I would not try to compete with 2-ton cars on the road.
gamagnolia July 05, 2011 at 04:20 PM
We need more bike lanes on every road in GA!!!! I pray for this family!
Sofia Batista July 05, 2011 at 10:33 PM
My heart goes out to this family. My husband is an avid cyclist and commutes 36 miles to work daily. I can not imagine something like this happening to him and for law enforcement to be considering if there will be charges, OF COURSE there has to be. You don't fail to yield and get hit from behind. Cyclist have a right to be safe on the roads that, by law, they have a right to be on. This careless driver should know that he not only killed a good person but devastated an entire family and community. Shame on you and on any driver that doesn't respect cyclist or the law.
JTrider July 08, 2011 at 05:45 PM
There should be charges. YOu can't hit something from behind and say they failed to yield. Shame on the authorities for even questioning this. Everyone needs to learn to put the freaking iphone down and pay the hell attention to the freaking road.
Wendy Parker July 08, 2011 at 09:08 PM
A Douglasville woman turned herself in Friday and has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide as well as failing to abide by the new cyclist safety law that went into effect last week. Mr. Morgan's funeral is Saturday. http://patch.com/A-kbZH

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