'Ghost bike' memorial honors Seth Vidal

July 13, 2013 

— A “ghost bike” was installed on Hillandale Road in memory of avid cyclist Seth Vidal, who was laid to rest Saturday after he was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The roadside memorial is believed to be Durham’s first ghost bike, which are painted white as a reminder for motorists to share the road. Vidal, 36, was struck from behind on Hillandale Road by a car that did not stop. Maceo Christopher Kemp Jr., 27, has been charged with felony hit and run and driving with his license revoked.

Fellow cyclists turned out in droves for Vidal’s funeral Saturday, and a memorial bike ride is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Sunday at Seven Stars Cycles, 309 E. Chapel Hill St. in Durham.

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