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Cyclist killed by bus in North Carolina

36 year-old cyclist Todd Weaver has been killed after being hit by a bus in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA last Friday afternoon. According to the Charlotte Observer, Weaver was riding north along South Tryon at approximately 5:00pm when the southbound CATS bus, driven by 50 year-old Jerry Miller, turned left into a parking lot. Weaver hit the bus near the door and was killed almost immediately, as medics were unable to revive him at the scene.

The tragedy was compounded by the fact that Miller had a history of accidents, including one just half an hour before the one involving Weaver. At approximately 4:30pm on Friday, Miller hit a planter as he turned from Fourth Street into South Tryon. No-one was seriously injured. According to police records, Miller had had five accidents in the previous four and a half years. He has not been charged in the Weaver death.

More information, including funeral details, can be found at www.toddweaver.org

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