Collision kills cyclist on Bells Ferry Road
by Lindsay Field
February 07, 2013 07:00 AM | 11558 views | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man was killed Wednesday after reportedly losing control of his bicycle and pulling into oncoming traffic on Bells Ferry Road in north Cobb. Witnesses told police the man, identified as 42-year-old Timothy Austin of Woodstock, was traveling southbound on the sidewalk of Bells Ferry near the Cobb and Cherokee county line just north of Wentworth Drive when he pulled into a local business, lost control of the bicycle and pulled into the northbound lanes. He was then struck by a silver 2006 Nissan Xterra driven by Amanda Neill, 29, of Lilburn. “The bicyclist was dead at the scene,” said Officer Mike Bowman with Cobb Police. The collision is still under investigation, but police say Neill is not expected to be charged. The accident occurred at 4 p.m., and all northbound traffic was rerouted into the southbound lanes. “We have a lot of people out here directing vehicles,” Bowman said at 5:15 p.m. “Traffic is a nightmare out here.” Cherokee officers were called to assist with traffic control. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call (770) 499-3987.
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