By CHRIS AGEE | firstname.lastname@example.org
Following a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist riding home from work this week, concerned locals hope some basic safety guidelines help prevent similar incidents in the future.
Iris Stagner, a veteran bike rider in and around Palo Pinto County, said there are many steps anyone using the roadway can take to limit the risk of injury or death.
She said David Valtier, the cyclist killed when a truck struck him early Wednesday morning, was reportedly taking the right precautions, such as wearing a reflective vest and using a flashing red light attached to the rear of his bike.
“He was doing everything he could,” Stagner said. Though she conceded that “riding at night is not safe,” she said this particular incident might have been impossible for Valtier to avoid.
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