College Park District 3 City Council Member Stephanie Stullich has been proven right, but I bet she wish she wasn't. Back in 2009, after a 2nd crash and another injured cyclist at the same trail crossing of Campus Drive, she said
"Cars travel very fast on [Paint Brach Parkway] and drivers don't necessarily pay attention," Stullich said. "We're lucky he wasn't killed. But there's been other close calls at that crossing, and I'm afraid it's only a matter of time."
At about 7:30 a.m., officers were called to the 4600 block of Paint Branch Parkway for the report of a collision involving a car and a bicyclist, Prince George’s County Police said in a statement.
A preliminary investigation revealed a car was stopped at a red light on Paint Branch Parkway (sic) as Robert Dickey of Southeast Washington was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk and attempting to cross the street, the statement said. When the traffic light turned green, the car struck Dickey, who was taken to a local hospital where he died several hours later, according to the statement.
The 4600 block would place it on campus, but this account differs with another from the Diamondback yesterday, which has it at the trail crossing farther east.
A 70-year-old male bicyclist was struck by a car while heading south on College Park’s Trolley Trail on Monday morning, University of Maryland Police spokesman Maj. Marc Limansky said.The man was attempting to cross the Campus Drive intersection at the time of the accident, he said.District 2 Councilman P.J. Brennan wrote in a message that he’d biked by the scene and saw a bent bike and two distressed onlookers.