Damn: Woman Hit & Killed By Trash Truck In Center City
After all of the fatal accidents in Center City, I think it's time that some of the traffic laws get some type of change.
A sanitation truck struck and killed a cyclist while making a turn in Center City Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
The privately-owned trash truck and the 24-year-old woman were both going along Spruce Street when the truck turned onto 11th Street and struck the woman around 7:25, Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said.
The woman was rushed to nearby Jefferson University Hospital where she died a short time later, Philadelphia police said. She lived nearby in the area of 7th and South streets.
The Gold Medal trash truck stopped along 11th Street after the crash and the driver cooperated with investigators. Police spent three hours investigating the wreck. The roadway reopened around 10:30 a.m.
Spruce Street, a one way street westbound, has a dedicated bicycle lane on the right hand side. It wasn't clear if the cyclist was in that lane. 11th Street goes one way northbound.
Kinebrew said that further investigation would be needed to see if any traffic violation or other charges would be filed. He didn't know if the cyclist was wearing a helmet.
The death puts a spotlight on cycling safety in Center City where cars, trucks, buses and bikes share the road daily. -(Dan Stamm, NBC Philadelphia)