A cyclist was stuck and killed this morning when he failed to stop at a stop sign and rode into the travel lanes on Grant Road.
A document issued to city officials says John T. Imberg, 59, was heading south on Sahaura Avenue, a residential street, when he failed to stop at the intersection with Grant Road.
According to the report, a driver heading west on Grant Road swerved to try to avoid hitting the cyclist. The driver clipped the bicyclist’s rear wheel and knocked the cyclist off his bike.
A second driver, also heading west, struck the cyclist while he was in the road.
The document said the cyclist was taken to UMC after the crash, which happened at approximately 9:18 a.m. He was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m.
From the release: “There is no indication that excessive speed, alcohol, or drugs were factors in the collision related to the drivers. Toxicology results related to Mr. Imberg are pending the completion of an autopsy.”
From Google Streetview it appears that this intersection has a right turn only restriction at Grant Road.
Editor’s note: In a previous post I mentioned the lack of bike lanes, sharrows, shoulder along Grant Road. Given the description of the crash, that would not have come into play.