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1 intersection with bike lane
1 right turning truck (or any vehicle)
1 straight-through bicyclist
Bicyclist Dies After Garbage Truck Collision
Kellene StockwellChannel 2 News
Reno (Nevada) police are investigating a deadly accident involving a garbage truck hitting a woman on a bicycle.
It happened at the intersection of Mill Street and Kietzke Lane just after 9:30am.
Police say an unidentified woman riding on her bicycle in the bike lane and a Waste Management truck were stopped at the light on Kietzke Lane.
When the light turned green, police say the truck driver turned without seeing the woman and ran over her.
She died at the scene.
Police say it's important for drivers to watch out for more bicyclists as we head into summer.
"The more than people get out on foot and the more that bicyclists hop on their bikes and get out we need everybody to work together, bicyclists have to obey the same laws as the motorists but the motorists have to keep an eye out for the bicyclists," says Reno Police Sgt. Jim Stegmaier.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors.
Waste Management released the following statement: "Waste Management extends our extreme sympathy and sorrow to both family and friends of the bicyclist. We are working closely with local law enforcement on the investigation."