"The bicyclist was on the median attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Arlington Boulevard when for unknown reasons he entered the vehicle's pathway and was struck," the release said. The victim was identified as Jose Maria Carranza Claros of 6822 Barrett Road in the Falls Church area of the county."
It is not clear to me whether he was even cycling at the time. He may have been trying to run across the street from the median with his bike. I'd be inclined to consider this one a pedestrian accident even if he were riding though. Whatever the merits of vehicular and pedestrian cycling, this might be pedestrian cycling gone badly.
One of the big problems here are high density, high speed multilane arterials with lights far apart. They are not really a problem for cyclists, because the outside lanes are usually wide. However they are barriers to pedestrians. You can live 100 feet from a store across the street, but have to ride or drive for miles to safely get to it. The temptation to take a short cut must be immense. When cycling or driving along Route 50, I often see shadowy figures running for their lives across the road.