By Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer
© April 19, 2009
A bicyclist was killed this morning when he was hit by an S.U.V. while riding on Shore Drive.
The man was riding eastbound on Shore Drive near Starfish Road when he was struck by the right side of a Ford Explorer also traveling east on Shore Drive, said Virginia Beach police spokesman Officer Adam Bernstein.
The man was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead around 9 a.m.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to have played a role, Bernstein said. No charges have been filed against the woman driving the Explorer, although the crash is still under investigation.
The identity of the bicyclist is being withheld pending notification of his family, Bernstein said.