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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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February 20, 2013
A SEPTA bus struck a teenager who was riding his bicycle in Northeast Philadelphia, injuring the bicyclist and two bus passengers Monday afternoon, the transit agency said. The collision occurred about 4:30 p.m. near Bridge and Marlowe Streets in Frankford as the bicyclist "darted in front of the bus," said SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The passengers were hurt as the bus came to a sudden stop, Geiger said. She said the injuries to the bicyclist and passengers did not appear to be life-threatening.
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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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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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February 20, 2013
A SEPTA bus struck a teenager who was riding his bicycle in Northeast Philadelphia, injuring the bicyclist and two bus passengers Monday afternoon, the transit agency said. The collision occurred about 4:30 p.m. near Bridge and Marlowe Streets in Frankford as the bicyclist "darted in front of the bus," said SEPTA spokeswoman Kristin Geiger. The passengers were hurt as the bus came to a sudden stop, Geiger said. She said the injuries to the bicyclist and passengers did not appear to be life-threatening.
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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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November 22, 2012
A 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday evening in the city's Frankford section, police said. The boy was hit by a white minivan at 7:39 p.m. in the area of Jackson and Granite Streets, police said. The minivan was last seen traveling south on Jackson. Medics took the boy to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition with possible head and abdominal injuries. - Robert Moran
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November 22, 2012
A 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday evening in the city's Frankford section, police said. The boy was hit by a white minivan at 7:39 p.m. in the area of Jackson and Granite Streets, police said. The minivan was last seen traveling south on Jackson. Medics took the boy to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in stable condition with possible head and abdominal injuries.    - Robert Moran
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November 17, 2012 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bicyclists may face fines of $75 for running a red light or riding on a sidewalk, and drivers could be required to pay as much as $75 for parking in a bike lane, under a bill approved by a City Council committee Thursday. Fines, however, aren't the only point of the "Complete Streets" bill, according to its backers. Instead, as the name suggests, the bill's goal is to design streets that balance the needs of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. "By enacting this bill, Philadelphia's streets over time will become safer spaces for walking, biking, and driving," said Alex Doty, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
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November 13, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
P OLICE FATALLY SHOT a bicyclist who allegedly pointed a loaded gun at them as they tried to stop him for questioning late Sunday night in West Philadelphia. The two officers tried to stop the 35-year-old man at 61st and Arch streets at 11:46 p.m. Sunday, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. Police still had not identified the man by Monday night. "They were attempting to stop him in relation to another incident," said Stanford, who didn't have details on that incident.
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