Bicyclist Dies After Getting Run Over While Lying in Street

Authorities say for unknown reasons, Richard Ullom and the bicycle he was operating were laying in the path of Atkins.

A St. Petersburg is man is dead after being run over while lying in the street. 

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a car driven by Bernard Atkins was traveling south on 11th Street North approaching 70th Avenue north when he hit 62-year-old Richard Ullom.

Authorities say for unknown reasons, Ullom and the bicycle he was operating were lying in the path of Atkins.

Highway Patrol said Atkins, 54, was not able to see Ullom due to other traffic, which had already swerved to miss Ullom.  According to the incident report, Ullom suffered fatal injuries due to the accident and died at the scene of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

Dharma December 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
this is even written by a driver, the man and his bike, were laying for "some unknown reason in the street" so this driver ran over them and killed him. hello. that alone is way off the beaten path of communications. the true way would be, the driver didnt see or look and ran over someone who was laying in the street along side his bike.
Dharma December 12, 2012 at 02:40 PM
so if the driver saw others drivers who didnt stop to help the man and the driver that just went on and killed the man. good god that isnt couldnt see, that is not being responsible as a driver .. if all cars are going thata way.. check out why and be cautious.. or become a walker. that could be a sentence. become a biker and walker and see what you have to do as a driver.
sparky December 12, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Come on folks! I am a biker and its dangerous out there. Was he wearing a helmet, was there a designated bike lane for him to ride in? What he sideswiped by a car? What time did this occur? After dark- did the bike have lights? Was he trying to get up or moving? What was the speed limit on this streeet? Not very much information here. The biker could have been hit by a prior car, the biker could have fallen on the bike due to the road surface, the biker could have had a heart attack and fallen, and any number of things that resulted in his being on the road surface.
Jerry S December 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM
70 ave north and 11 st is in Meadowlawn witch is st pete pd area not fhp


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