Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ghost Bike Memorial for UTC Cyclist Walter Freeman

A pro-active member of the San Diego bike community recently put up a ghost bike memorial honoring Walter Freeman, the experienced and safety-conscious UTC area cyclist who was struck and killed by a San Diego Police Officer in a patrol car on November 9, 2009, reports NBC 7/39. A sign on the ghost bike memorial reads “Walter Freeman, Cyclist, Killed By Motorist.”

The officer, who was driving down Genessee Ave. on Monday, Nov. 9, was responding to non-urgent call at a reported 45mph on a 45mph road without sirens or lights when he/she struck Mr. Freeman from behind.

Three and half weeks after the deadly collision,the results of the SDPD-conducted investigation have still not been released. SDPD Assistant Police Chief expected the investigation to be complete within a week of Mr. Freeman's death.

Mr. Freeman's step-son, Joe Nieto, M.D. has criticized SDPD's handling of the incident. The Freeman family recently requested a meeting with the officer involved with the crash.

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