Cyclist Killed in Apparent Hit-and-Run Crash

So, following up on the request for information I posted earlier, it appears the cyclist in question was involved in an apparent hit and run crash.

About 8:15 a.m., a passer-by reported a bicyclist in a ditch in the 12600 block of N Midwest Boulevard, just north of NE 122, Patty said.

The bicyclist, identified only as a white male, was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

"This appears to be a hit-and-run," Patty said.

Via: Oklahoma City police investigating two fatal accidents

I still find it absolutely disturbing and wrong that this kind of incident can be referred to as an accident.  Crash, attack or vehicular homicide all seem appropriate, but when it comes to a hit-and-run I can hardly think that the word accident applies.

It still appears that the cyclist has not yet been identified, so if you can provide additional information please contact the police.


Help Requested in Identifying Cyclist

Update 07/17/2010 6:35 PM: This appears to be an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run crash.  Click here for details

Steve Schlegel of Schelgel Bicycles just posted this on a couple of the area mailing lists and I thought it was very worth of being passed along . . .

I was just notified to a mishap involving an un identified rider. OKC Police are needing assistance in identifying a rider. Please contact OKC POLICE if you think you know this rider as he had no id on him.

Description Given:
Male, approx. 35-40 years of age. Wearing a Yellow Jersey, riding a Black Specialized bicycle was involved in an accident. This accident occurred this Sat. AM in the area of Midwest Blvd and NW 122nd st. Bike has yellow side wall tires.

This is all the info I presently have been given…If you think you might know who this rider may be, please contact OCPD by calling 911.