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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

'Because the Driver Didn't Want to Wait 15 Seconds, My Kids Don't Have a Mother' | Edgewater Patch

Jerry Cunningham addresses a crowd at his wife's memorial ride. Photo credit: YouTube user Mark Hamilton
Jerry Cunningham addresses a crowd at his wife's memorial ride. Photo credit: YouTube user Mark Hamilton

Nearly 300 area residents gathered at Annapolis High School last week to embark on a ride in memory of Trish Cunningham, the school's cross country coach, who was killed in August when a minivan struck her bicycle.

Trish Cunningham was struck while she was pedaling over the crest of a hill on Riva Road between Maple Creek Lane and Bear's Point Road. Police said the cause of the crash appeared to be driver error.

According to Jerry Cunningham, Trish Cunningham's husband, it would have taken his wife about 15 seconds to pedal over the crest of the hill and if the driver of the minivan waited to pass her, his wife might still be alive today. 

"Fifteen seconds is nothing," Jerry Cunningham said as he was addressing a crowd prior to last week's memorial ride. "Because the driver didn't want to wait 15 seconds, my kids don't have a mother." 

Jerry Cunningham urged riders and event attendees to be vigilant so that such tragedies could be avoided in the future. 

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