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Friday, October 25, 2013

Death of a Cyclist

On Sunday, a Weston man was killed riding his bicycle on Route 302 at the intersection of Old Hawleyville Road and Rt 302 in Bethel, CT.  What makes it all the worse is that it was a hit and run.

According to the Bethel Patch:

59-year-old Thomas Steinert-Threlkeld was riding westbound through the intersection when a car knocked into either Steinert-Threlkeld or his bike, causing him to fall. 
Another vehicle rounding the corner struck Steinert-Threlkeld, pinning him beneath the car and causing injuries that ultimately led to his death at Danbury Hospital shortly after.
It's so sad that something like this has happened and the fact that the person who caused the accident didn't take responsibility and fled.  I was especially cautious riding to work on Wednesday and  approaching every intersection with a lot more caution.

Witnesses at the scene and persons involved have told police that the sedan has tinted windows and was possibly an Acura. The vehicle might also have damage to the rear passenger side area (between the rear door and bumper), where the contact with Steinert-Threlkeld’s bike is thought to have occurred. 
Witnesses described the suspected driver as an early- to mid-20s male, either white or Hispanic, small to medium build, with a thin line of facial hair along his jaw line. 
On the day of the accident, he was seen wearing an earring in his left ear and a white t-shirt.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact Cpl. James Christos or Sgt. Steve Pugner.
If you live in the area and see someone fitting this description or recognize the car please contact the Bethel Police Department.

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