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Hit-and-Run claims the life of 46-year old Homewood resident riding a bicycle on Penn Ave in Point Breeze


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The intersection where the crash occurred

Another hit-and-run in Pittsburgh. Police on the look out for a white car with significant front-end damage

We have very little information at this point, but at 5am, 46-year old Homewood resident, James Price was struck from behind and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Penn Ave at Penfield Ct in Point Breeze.

Witnesses say that the driver was driving a white car, which “sped off toward East Liberty at about 60 mph” and now has front end damage. So far, a description of the driver has not been released.

As reported by WPXI, witness Kristen Green said that “on the side of the road was a bicycler. He had his headlight on and everything. Then two cars ahead of us, going 50 or 60 mph just blew him off his bike.”

Here are some links to some of the early reports coming in.  We’ll keep our readers updated as more information of this tragedy unfolds.

If you see a white car with significant front end damage or information on the suspect, please call homicide detectives at 412-323-7800.

Mr. Price was the first person killed within Pittsburgh city limits while riding a bike since June 2010, when 6-year old Tyrique Snowden Hill was killed in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood while riding his bike. Previous to that, Timothy Kish struck Rui Hui Lin in Oakland in 2009.

Our hearts go out to the victim, his family and friends.

4 Responses to “Hit-and-Run claims the life of 46-year old Homewood resident riding a bicycle on Penn Ave in Point Breeze”

  1. PghDragonMan says:

    When they find the driver, hang ‘em and give ‘em a fair trial.

  2. ultimattfrisbee says:

    Penn is a nightmare. I would never ride on that stretch, but that mitigates the outrageousness of this incident not a single bit.

    Can we organize a memorial ride for this cyclist?

  3. erok says:

    Check out the thread about this on our messageboard. there is talk of memorials, rides included.
    http://bike-pgh.org/bbpress/topic/point-breeze-fatality

  4. [...] son, James Price Jr., died in July when a motorist struck him while he rode his bicycle less than a block away on Penn. [...]

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