Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hit and Run in South Austin

We won't quit...we can't quit.  Please BE KIND to Cyclists will continue to promote cycling awareness and safety and fulfil our mission:
Please BE KIND to Cyclists is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and increasing the harmony and tolerance between drivers and cyclists. 
Our mission is to promote safe cycling for all and to contribute to a global social change by making stronger and healthier communities and providing resources to all: communities, drivers and cyclist; so they can educate themselves and learn to coexist and share the road safely and with respect.

We are once again aware of how important it is to get our mission fulfilled in the wake of a hit and run that took place in Austin last weekend.

24-year-old Austin cyclist, Andrew Runciman was struck down and killed on his bike last Saturday at midnight on South Lamar Boulevard.

Runciman was riding in the far right lane when a dark-colored SUV (also driving south) struck the cyclist and then continued to drive off.

It is customary in Austin (and in other parts of the country) to honor a fallen rider by putting up a "ghost bike" where the event took place.  Azgad Crisostomo, along with another local cyclist, placed a ghost bike in the 3500 block of South Lamar to honor Andrew.

Our own, Al Bastidas placed a Please BE KIND to Cyclists sign next to the ghost bike to further impact the message of making cycling safety all of our concern.

Local police are looking for any help they can get in identifying the person responsible for this tragic incident.  Please contact Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-8164.

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