Biking enthusiast killed by car

Staff WriterJuly 11, 2009 

— A well-known biking enthusiast died Saturday after a collision with a car at the intersection of South Salem Street and Apex Peakway, Apex police said.

Bruce Rosar, 56, of Cary, has been bicycling in the Triangle area for years, serving as director of the N.C. Active Transportation Alliance and founding member of numerous other organizations, according to his Web site.

Rosar and a Honda passenger car were traveling along South Salem Street when the accident happened just before noon Saturday, said Capt. Ann Stephens of the Apex Police Department.

Rosar was transported to WakeMed in Raleigh, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation. Police aren't releasing the name of the driver of the car.

Stephens said several witnesses stayed behind, but about four or five other vehicles were also in the area when it happened.

"If anybody else, whether another cyclist or motorist that witnessed the accident, we would like to hear from them," Stephens said.

Anybody with information should call Apex police at 362-6661.

Stephens said that Rosar had been traveling with other bicyclists earlier in the day, but was riding on his own at the time of the accident.

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