Bicyclist Ret. Admiral LeRoy Collins killed in Tampa July 29.
Tampa Bicyclist Joe Dyals killed Sept. 9.
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I was saddened to learn that the bicyclist who was killed yesterday morning while pedaling to his art-teaching job at Chiles Elementary School in New Tampa was struck by a minivan driven by a former teacher colleague of the bicyclist.
Joseph Dyals died when he was bicycling on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. after he was struck by a minivan driven by Mara Colle, a special ed teacher who worked with Dyals at Chiles Elementary.
Both the Times and the Trib had stories on the teachers' connection.
The Times story.
And the Trib story.
Channel 13 interviewed me yesterday to discuss bicycle safety. I met FOX-TV reporter Jeremy Campbel on Fletcher Avenue near the I-75 interchange where a sheriff's office sign displays bicycle safety messages. I worked with the HCSO to get those portable signs up to alert motorists about bicyclists.
I'm glad the Channel 13 report included an image of the sign.