Winston-Salem, NC — A Winston-Salem Bicylist, Katherine Shubert, was killed in a biking accident in Summerfield. An SUV hit her as she was cycling at 7:10 p.m.
N.C. Highway Patrolman, Trooper W.S. Skinner said the bicyclist was wearing a helmet and following the rules of the road. The driver said she was blinded by sunlight and didn’t see the cyclist. The driver passed a sobriety test on the scene. Investigators and the Guilford Co. D.A. will meet later this week to determine if charges will be filed.
Drivers and cyclists need to be aware that they need to share the road with cyclists and be aware of the rights of others.
Many condolences to the Shubert Family and their friends. http://www.forbisanddick.com/obituary-details.php?id=2558
This appears to be a situation where one might have a wrongful death claim against the driver for negligence. There is a two year statute of limitations in wrongful death claims to bring a lawsuit in such a case.