Police say cyclist turned into car's path

Staff WriterJuly 14, 2009 

— Cyclist and safety advocate Bruce Rosar turned into the path of an oncoming car, causing the accident that led to his death Saturday, according to a preliminary police investigation.

Rosar, 56, was killed when his bicycle collided with a car at South Salem Street and Apex Peakway. He was a well-known cycling enthusiast and founder of the N.C. Coalition for Bicycle Driving, an organization that works to educate bikers on safe ways to ride while emphasizing their shared right to the roads with motor vehicles.

His death shocked the cycling community. Rosar was a certified cycling instructor and recognized for being a safe rider.

Apex Police Capt. Ann Stephens said that police were still gathering information and interviewing witnesses and that a final police report was not available. In a statement, Stephens wrote simply that "the bicycle turned into the path of the car."

No charges have been filed, and the name of the car's driver has not been released.

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