Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bicyclist Killed By Hit-and-run Driver In Tampa Is Identified

Police have identified the bicyclist who was mortally wounded by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday morning at the intersection of University Square Drive and Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Tampa

Her name is Kayoko Ishizuka, 30 -- a recent biochemistry Ph.D. graduate and was working as a research associate at USF's department of molecular medicine.

The woman who relies on her bicycle was pedaling south on BBD in the bike lane near University Square Drive when the hit-and-run driver hit her from behind.

The St. Pete Times had a short story on the bicyclist death tonight on its web site.

Here's the TBO story.

I wish I could report more upbeat bicycle stories that celebrate life by bicycle but drivers continue to kill bicyclists in Tampa and other places around here and I'm compelled to report those.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I was shocked when I saw the women's picture on TV this morning as she used to lock her bike in the same bike rack as mine here at USF and we had occasionally exchanged pleasantries.