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July 3, 2010 | By Marica Gelbart, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old man on a bicycle died early Saturday after he was shot twice in the back, police said. Riquan Westbrook of North Philadelphia was found at 23rd Street and Watkins Street in South Philadelphia. He was transferred to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died at 2:04 a.m., police said.
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July 8, 1993 | By Kevin McKinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Kenneth Fordham went for a ride on his blue-green 10-speed bike last Friday morning and never returned home. Malvern Police are asking for help in locating him. Fordham, 33, of the 100 block of Old Lincoln Highway in Malvern, was reported last seen about 9:15 a.m. when he left his home for East Central Avenue in Paoli. Fordham wears a white bicycle helmet with red decals when he rides. He is black with a light complexion and is described as about 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds. Police say there is no apparent reason for his disappearance.
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July 17, 1986 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
A bicyclist on his way from Vermont to Florida was found beaten in a clump of woods off Rodmor Road, near Township Line in Haverford Township after he called for help for more than seven hours Sunday, township police reported. Kevin Grover, 32, of Londonderry, Vt., was found by police about 8 a.m. He was wrapped in his sleeping bag, had blood on his face and his eyes were swollen shut. Haverford Police Sgt. Charles Brooks said Monday that Grover told officers he had been beaten by two unidentified men around 1 a.m. Sunday and lay calling for help until morning.
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August 11, 1986 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
Twisted and rusted beer cans lie discarded in the woods off Township Line Road, the remains of many parties that, until recently, generated little more than complaints from neighbors in the Drexel Hill section of Haverford Township. But now other remnants catch the eye in the woodland. Yellow plastic strips have been tied to trees here and there by Haverford police in their search for clues to the assailants who on July 13 viciously beat a Vermont bicyclist. The bicyclist, Kevin Grover, 32, died two weeks later of brain injuries from the attack.
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December 29, 2011
A 47-year-old bicyclist was hit by a trolley Wednesday afternoon in Southwest Philadelphia, authorities said. The accident involving the Route 36 trolley and the cyclist occurred about 4 p.m. at Island Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard, in the Eastwick section, according to SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The cyclist was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Information about his condition was unavailable Wednesday night. - Anthony Campisi
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September 17, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
The bicyclist who was shot and killed in West Philadelphia Thursday morning was identified today Rasul Gresham. Gresham, 32, was shot multiple times on the 5900 block of Pine Streets, just blocks from where he lived on the 500 block of South 59th Street. Police are looking for two juveniles who raced away from the scene on bicycles. Investigators have not disclosed a possible motive. CBS3 quoted family friends as saying Gresham grew up in the neighborhood and had four young children.
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May 1, 1986 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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June 21, 2013
A BICYCLIST was critically injured after he was found impaled on a fence in Fairmount Park, police said. Police found the man about 2 a.m. yesterday after receiving a call that led them to Martin Luther King Drive. There is a dip in that section of the road, police said, and the man maight have lost control and fell. He had apparently been cycling toward the thoroughfare down Black Road. According to Howard Hochheiser, president of the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, Black Road is steep and often covered in gravel.
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January 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 32-year-old cyclist from Exton, Chester County, was struck and killed this morning in West Goshen Township. Kirsten Higley was hit by an eastbound car as she rode on Boot Road near Mary Jane Lane at 6:44 a.m., West Goshen Police said. She died a short time later at Paoli Hospital. The driver of the vehicle, Susan McClain, 54, of Downingtown, was not injured and is cooperating with police. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Goshen Police Traffic Safety Division at 610-696-7400.
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September 4, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A bicyclist died after an overnight hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Matthew Matteson, was riding his bike in the northbound bicycle lane on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue, on the border of the city's Mayfair and Wissinoming sections, when he was struck at about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia police said. The driver, who was also heading north, fled the scene after the crash. Police said later Friday that a person of interest was being questioned.
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September 5, 2016
Several bicyclists were injured, including one seriously, after a crash involving a vehicle and a group of organized bicyclists in Buena Vista Township, Atlantic County, Saturday morning, police said. The accident happened about 8:45 a.m. on New Jersey 54, near Plymouth Street, New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez said. One male bicyclist was seriously injured after he was struck by a woman driving a Nissan Altima, Goez said. The man was thrown through the car's windshield. He was flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Goez said.
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September 4, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A bicyclist died after an overnight hit-and-run crash in Northeast Philadelphia. The victim, identified as 42-year-old Matthew Matteson, was riding his bike in the northbound bicycle lane on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue, on the border of the city's Mayfair and Wissinoming sections, when he was struck at about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia police said. The driver, who was also heading north, fled the scene after the crash. Police said later Friday that a person of interest was being questioned.
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August 30, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A woman was groped this weekend by a man as he passed her on a bicycle in South Philadelphia, police said. The assault happened about 11 p.m. Saturday on the 1600 block of Bainbridge Street, and it is similar to at least four other crimes reported this month in South Philadelphia and Center City. The latest assault was committed by a Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants, police said. In the prior acts, reported between Aug. 6 and 13, the assailant was also described as a Hispanic male in his 20s. In three of those cases, the person groped women while riding a 10-speed bicycle.
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August 26, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
A bicyclist has been sexually assaulting women in dresses as he rides past them in Center City and South Philadelphia, police say - and as word spread Wednesday, another possible victim came forward. Special Victims Unit Capt. Mark Burgmann said police received four reports from Aug. 6 to 13 from women ages 24 to 42 who said they were groped under their dresses by a man as they walked on sidewalks in the two sections of the city. In three of the cases, the alleged groper was on a 10-speed bicycle.
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May 12, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run crash in West Philadelphia overnight. Philadelphia police said the male cyclist was struck by a vehicle at 52nd and Spruce Streets at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle then fled the scene. The 46-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition, police said. He suffered injuries to his head and ribs. The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. No description of the vehicle or its driver was available.
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May 3, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
When the dangerously deteriorated Betzwood Bridge was demolished in 1995, the only overwater bike path between the Schuylkill River Trail and Valley Forge National Historical Park disappeared with it. To placate irate cyclists, PennDot bolted a fenced boardwalk four feet wide to the eastbound shoulder of the neighboring Route 422 bridge. The bellyaching got worse. Amanda Lozinak, 24, of Spring City, often leads women's rides on the Schuylkill River Trail with her Bike Chester County advocacy group.
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July 15, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
TWO CYCLISTS riding Indego bikes got a taste of life in the fast lane when they cruised down Interstate 676 Sunday night. A video captured by a driver's dashcam shows the pair using Indego, the city's bike-sharing system, heading westbound around 10 p.m. Neither of the cyclists appears to be wearing a helmet as they ride between the edge of the far-right lane and a concrete barrier. Mervin Choun, the driver who filmed the video, said he was heading to his Brewerytown home when he noticed the traffic slowing down near the interstate's 8th Street entrance.
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June 30, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
It felt like a hard tap on the shoulder. He didn't fall off his bicycle, or suffer any injury, but Karl Nelson, out for a Saturday morning ride with friends, quickly realized he had been hit by a car while biking. "It's more jarring than anything else," the 31-year-old Philadelphian said. "It's sort of like being shoved by somebody. " He was surprised by who was driving the car. Whitemarsh Township Police Cpl. Christopher Wilhelm hit Nelson with his patrol car's passenger side mirror on June 6 while passing a group of cyclists on Hector Street, according to a statement from police.
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February 9, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
PALMYRA When it's seven degrees outside and Arctic clipper winds are shrieking across South Jersey, Bob Royds still prefers his bicycle to a car. "It's not as bad as you'd think," he said Friday as he stood with his bike before the snow-heaped base of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. "You're much colder waiting for a bus. On a bike, you're moving. " But the slim, bearded Royds - whose shirt reads "Burn Carbs, Not Gas!" - is not moving lately in ways he wishes. "I've been a bicycle commuter for 10 years," the 44-year-old explained.
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July 11, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police were investigating the death of a man riding a bicycle Tuesday afternoon. The body of the black man, described as in his 40s, was found by a passerby about 3:17 p.m. on a bike path near the 4700 block of Umbria Street, police said. The man had suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not say that foul play was suspected. 
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