A female college student at St. Mary’s University in Indiana was killed in a bicycle collision, according to NBC News. According to reports, the victim was riding near campus, in the dark and the rain, when she collided with a car. The victim was identified as Ziqi Zhang, a 19-year-old student from China.
Zhang was pronounced dead on the scene of the collision. The accident, which has shaken the small community, remains under investigation. Reports indicate that Zhang was riding without a helmet and was wearing dark clothing.
“Our primary focus at this time is helping the students who are friends with her and the faculty members, very close to many of the faculty members here, helping them deal with this news and we have counselors available whenever they may need,” said Gwen O’Brien, St. Mary’s spokeswoman.
Cyclists should always ride with a bicycle helmet. If you are riding in the dark, be sure your bike is equipped with reflectors and proper lights, including a functional tail light. Lights make cyclists much more visible to motorists and can save lives. Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been in a bicycle accident.
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