CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cars killed three people this week: two pedestrians and one person on a bike. Neighbors want people to pay more attention on the road.
It's a booming time for cyclists in the Tri-State. The pandemic is forcing more people to be active outside. Nicci Warr is out on her bike five days a week.
“I’ve been on Eastern Avenue where the recent cyclist was hit and killed. I’ve been in the bike lane and I’ve had trucks and cars come by very close in the bike lane,” said Warr.
Cincinnati defense attorney Steven Adams was that victim. The driver did not stop. It was crushing to the cycling community.
“It really hits home. It makes you even more conscientious when you were out there riding, thinking about the risks that we take every day being on the road,” she said.
And in Whitewater Township Wednesday, another man on a bicycle was hit and injured by a semi-truck.
It's not just cyclists. Two pedestrians were killed this week. Investigators say a 25-year-old man was hit and killed in West Harrison. In Colerain Township, a 33-year-old man is dead after getting hit by a car.
“People are always in a hurry, and they are distracted. They get frustrated if they are running behind and get behind a cyclist. I think that always for riders; it’s challenging to be on the road with cars,” she said.
The City of Cincinnati is working to create more than 100 new bike lanes.
“Another way that would be really helpful is to put a bicycle question maybe on the exam when you are taking your driver’s license so people are more aware of the bicycles out there,” she said.
Warr rides between 20-60 miles every day. She hopes people will become less distracted in their cars because it would save lives.
“I just want people to look out and be kind to one another and be nice to cyclists when you see them out there. Cyclists, joggers, walkers, rollerbladers -- just be kind to other people on the road,” she said.