Bicyclist killed in collision with bike at sun reflectors in Norwalk
A bicyclist has died after a collision with a bicycle on the Sun Reflector at the Sun Tower.
The crash happened around 5:45 p.m.
Friday near the Sun reflector in the parkway between the Sun tower and the Norwalk Expressway, according to the Connecticut State Police.
The bicyclist was identified as 34-year-old Michael J. Hines.
Police said Hines was struck by a white, 4-door Yamaha R4.
Hines was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Yamaha was not injured in the crash, but police said they’re looking into whether the driver of the Yamaha was distracted and not wearing a helmet.
Sun reflectors have been used to create a barrier around the parkways in Norwood and Norwalk since 2009.
A witness told WTNH-TV that she saw the bike go through the fence, hit the bike and crash into a fence.
The witness said she was surprised when she saw Hines’ body on the ground, but she said she did not see him on the bike.
A spokesman for the Norwood Fire Department said Hales was a member of the fire department and was assigned to firefighting duties.
The Norwalk Fire Department also said in a statement that the fire is still under investigation.