Sadly another cyclist has had to do a second ghost bike up in Whangarei, where 34 year old Lynley Macdonald was struck by a stock truck while training with her dad for the Taupo Challange last week.
|Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.|
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|Northern Advocate - 25.09.2008 |
by Kristin Edge
Friends and family are grieving the death of yet another cyclist killed on Northland's unforgiving roads.
Lynley MacDonald, 34, was knocked off her bike by a stock truck as she rode with her father, Ross MacDonald, along a rural road on Tuesday.
The Whangarei travel agent is the second cyclist to die after being hit by a vehicle in just over a month. Road safety campaigner Fred Ogle died on August 16 when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he cycled up Maungatapere hill south of Whangarei.
The latest tragedy happened on Pipiwai Rd, about 250m from the intersection with Kokopu Rd, about 6pm.