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No Charges Filed in Hit-and-Run Death of 22-year-old Cyclist in Cleveland

22-year-old Sylvia Bingham was killed yesterday after she was run over by a truck while rising her bike to work from Ohio City in Cleveland.

The driver, who didn’t stop, was identified by witnesses and questioned by police but no charges have been filed.

Here’s a Plain Dealer article with all the details.

This woman was part of Americorps and working for an organization called Hard Hatted Women, where she helped women learn trades.

What a sad way for a promising life to end.

Is it really possible to run over and kill an adult riding on a bicycle without realizing it? If this woman were in a car or walking, would the situation be different? I don’t understand this. How could there not be any charges?

-AS

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