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Monday, February 2, 2009

Update: Cyclist Struck, Killed By Van

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man riding a three-wheeled bicycle was killed Sunday evening after he was struck by a car on the city's north side.
Dave Hines, 70, died at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a result of the collision that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. near the corner of Karl Road and Sandlewood Boulevard, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.

According to police, Hines was riding his three-wheeler southbound on Karl Road when he was struck by a van.

The driver stopped after the crash and was cooperating with investigators, police said.

Neighbors said Hines relied on his three-wheeler for transportation.

"It was his life because he couldn't drive," Mary Vaccariello told 10TV News. Vaccariello said Hines peddled everyday for coffee to a nearby White Castle.

Vaccariello said Hines usually traveled on the sidewalks. The icy conditions may have caused Hines to use the road.

"I'd tell him, 'Don't bike in the street. Be careful where you cross,' " Vaccariello said.

Police told 10TV News charges against the driver of the van are pending.

Stay with 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for additional information.

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