Bicyclist struck and killed in Grand Rapids, 28th Street reopened

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A 61-year-old man riding a bicycle was killed early Monday morning, when he was struck by a vehicle in Grand Rapids.

It happened right around midnight at 28th Street and Englewood Ave SE.  Police say the victim, identified only as Earl Lee Rhodes, was unresponsive when they arrived.  Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police say the driver, a 21-year-old, struck Rhodes while traveling westbound in a dark area of the roadway.  The driver had just left work and called 911 immediately.  Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

28th Street was closed until about 3:30 a.m. from Englewood to Breton Road.

 

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3 comments

  • THEFOUNDINGMORON

    SO GRAND RAPIDS, PUTS ALL THESE BICYCLE LANES IN AND CALLS ITSELF “A BICYCLE FREINDLY CITY”. WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON HOW TO USE THEM? THESE IDIOTS THINK THEY HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY, EVEN THREW TRAFFIC LIGHTS, I’VE SEEN THEM ALMOST HIT PEOPLE WALKING ACROSS THE STREETS. CUT IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC LIKE THEY OWN THE ROAD. AND THEN WONDER WHY THEY GET HIT…..

    • Casey

      I knew this man who got hit. It is so sad to read your rude comment. How do you know he was going through lights? Or are you just assuming that?

      • Dwayne

        I worked witg him the best man u can ever meet he even trained me and to see someone blamming a biker for an incident is horrible maybe the cars should stop all the way and look for things like bike riders before they continue driving