Bicyclist, 22, Is Killed In Accident With Auto

Posted: May 01, 1986

A bicyclist was killed last week in an accident on West Chester Pike in Willistown.

Sean Scallan, 22, a West Chester University senior and resident of West Chester, was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m. Saturday at Haverford Community Hospital. He had suffered severe head and neck injuries.

Willistown police said Scallan was injured when his bicycle was struck from the rear by a 1981 Oldsmobile Toronado, driven by Burnell Garrett, 75, of Plum Run Road, West Chester.

Police said Scallan and Garrett were traveling east on West Chester Pike about 9:20 a.m. Saturday when the car struck the bicycle, which was in the east curb lane. After the collision, Garrett lost control of his car, which crossed into the westbound lanes, hit an embankment and rolled over.

Garrett was treated for bruises at Chester County Hospital and released.

Scallan, a Russian-language major at West Chester University, completed a cross-country bicycle race known as the Race Across America in 1984. He and an older brother, Kevin, took the trip to see the Los Angeles Olympics.

Scallan was on his way to work in Philadelphia when the accident occurred.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the accident.

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