A 15-year-old girl in Indiana died in a tragic bicycle accident on November 6, according to Fox 28 News in South Bend. Elkhart County Sherriff’s Department identified the girl as Amanda Zimmerman.
Amanda was riding on rural Country Road 40 when an SUV struck her. She was rushed to a South Bend hospital, where she died from her injuries. She suffered blunt force trauma and reportedly was not wearing a bicycle helmet.
The accident remains under investigation, but no citations were issued. The driver, Gregory Yoder, 39, told police he did not see the cyclist. Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.
While it is not fair to jump to conclusions before the investigation is complete, cyclists must remember to wear a helmet and be visible in the dark and to follow bicycle safety laws at all times.
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