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Coalition Responds to the Loss of Ruth Young

Senator Rodney Ellis and Texas Bicycle Coalition Collaborate to Provide Bicycle Safety Education to Houston Youth

Nine-year-old cyclist Ruth Young was killed in August 2005 when she was struck by a school bus on her way to Frazier Elementary School in Pasadena, Texas. In response to Ruth’s death and out of concern for all young cyclists, Texas Bicycle Coalition in conjunction with Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) is working to provide bicycle safety training to teachers from all 207 elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District.

Read more: Coalition Responds to the Loss of Ruth Young


"I Just Hit Someone on a Bicycle"

By Phast Times News, August 2005 - Dallas

Donna Hill from Dallas has survived being hit while biking. “I was hit by an SUV at the intersection of Renner and North Central Exprwy at Friday morning (Aug 19). We had a green light our direction and were attempting to cross in the pedestrian crosswalk, coming out of the Spring Creek Nature Area. After hitting me and finally stopping, the driver got out of her car, on her cell phone, saying ‘I need to hang up now so I can call 911. I just hit someone on a bicycle.’ She admitted to the police that she didn't know what color the light was in the direction she was heading and that she had seen my husband cross in front of her but didn't look right to see if there was anyone else there. I am basically okay. I have some road rash, major bruises, and soreness, but no broken bones. I had my bike checked. The gears and brakes were messed up but the bike survived, amazingly, unscathed. Be careful out there and watch out for those ‘right turn on red.’”


Young Student's Death Highlights Need for Safe Routes to School

News of the death of nine-year-old cyclist Ruth Young on August 18, 2005, has been traveling quickly through the bicycle community. Ruth was on her way to school at Frazier Elementary in Pasadena, southeast of Houston. While the details of the incident are still being determined, we do know that Ruth was struck by a school bus as she traveled across the intersection of Sageburrow and Hughes Road just blocks from her school.

Read more: Young Student's Death Highlights Need for Safe Routes to School


Georgetown Expands Trail Network

The City of Georgetown is developing a network of trails to showcase the natural beauty of the San Gabriel River. The City Parks Department maintains over 3.5 miles of trail along the North & South Forks of the San Gabriel near the downtown area. On August 20, these trails will be ceremoniously connected to the trails maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers that have long drawn cyclists out to Lake Georgetown.

Read more: Georgetown Expands Trail Network


Missing Person Ride

Don Albietz, a Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer, cycling event coordinator and serious competitor, was struck by a semi truck while riding his bicycle around Lubbock in July. Don sustained serious injuries to his spinal cord, spent several days in a coma, and died two weeks later.

Read more: Missing Person Ride


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